Spotlight on the Regulators

IIEA16th May 20171min
At this seminar, held by the IIEA in partnership with the Economic Regulators Network, Dan O’Brien posed searching questions to a panel of leading regulators on how they are responding to a number of emerging challenges, including Brexit, technological advances, public opinion, and regulatory fatigue and rollback. The panelists also outlined their respective visions for how regulation can remain relevant and fulfil its role to protect consumers and competition in the modern day political, economic and social landscape. The panel was composed of leading regulators from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) and the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).

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About the Speech:

At this seminar, held by the IIEA in partnership with the Economic Regulators Network, Dan O’Brien posed searching questions to a panel of leading regulators on how they are responding to a number of emerging challenges, including Brexit, technological advances, public opinion, and regulatory fatigue and rollback. The panelists also outlined their respective visions for how regulation can remain relevant and fulfil its role to protect consumers and competition in the modern day political, economic and social landscape. The panel was composed of leading regulators from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) and the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).

About the Speakers:

Isolde Goggin is Chairperson of the CCPC, which is responsible for the enforcement of competition and consumer protection law. Prior to becoming the first Chairperson of the CCPC in 2014, Ms Goggin was Chairperson of the Irish Competition Authority. Michael O’Keeffe is CEO of the BAI, which regulates Ireland’s broadcasting industry. Mr O’Keeffe has been CEO of the BAI since its establishment in 2009. He was previously CEO of the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI). Garrett Blaney is a Commissioner at the CER, the agency that regulates the Irish energy sector. This includes the electricity and natural gas markets, and Irish Water. Mr Blaney has been a Member of the Commission since 2010 and served as Chairperson from 2014 to 2017. Jeremy Godfrey is a Commissioner at ComReg, the body responsible for regulating the electronic communications and postal sectors. Mr Godfrey joined ComReg as a Commissioner in 2013 and served as Chairperson from 2015 to 2017.