OFT chief to stand down
Following the announcement that the OFT’s chief executive John Fingleton is to step down later this year TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford said:
“John Fingleton will be missed as a key figure in the consumer and business landscape. He has our admiration for his wise and strong leadership under which the OFT has made a real, positive difference to consumers and businesses, delivering benefits for the UK economy in excess of five times their budget.
“He has been a good friend and a close ally for the Trading Standards Institute and we will be sure to stay in touch as he moves to pastures new.
“We look forward to forging a similar close relationship with his successor as we approach a new chapter in the national competition and consumer regime.”