Stephen Gibson Appointed as RPC Interim Chair

RPC committee member Stephen Gibson has been confirmed as the RPC interim chair

Stephen Gibson has been appointed as interim chair of the RPC, having previously been a member of the committee since May 2018. Stephen has over 25 years’ experience as a professional economist across a range of regulated sectors including post, water, ports, rail, aviation, energy and telecoms, working as a consultant and from both sides of the regulatory fence.

Business Minister Lord Callanan said: “The Regulatory Policy Committee offers important advice and scrutiny to Government on regulatory change, ensuring we can effectively deliver policy, while keeping the burdens on business to a minimum.

“I am pleased to see Stephen appointed as interim chair. As an existing committee member, he brings the vital experience and continuity the RPC needs to take forward its work in these exceptional times.”

Interim chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee, Stephen Gibson said: “I am delighted to be appointed to this exciting role. It is more important than ever that we have better and more effective regulations that promote the interests of society including businesses, civil society organisations and the public. I look forward to working with government departments and regulators to improve the evidence and analysis underpinning their regulatory decisions.”