Stephanie Liston, a senior lawyer with international experience in legal and regulation advice, has been appointed the new Chair of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA).
Ms Liston is an acknowledged international expert in a wide range of technologies and has been a leading partner in the most respected communications law firms, having worked in the US, UK and British Virgin Islands. She is currently Senior Counsel and leads Mishcon de Reya’s cross-disciplinary Regulatory Group. Ms Liston provides international strategic, legal and regulatory advice in relation to a variety of types of projects and commercial transactions across multiple jurisdictions and industry sectors.
Senator Lyndon Farnham, the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport & Culture, has responsibility for competition policy in Jersey and said, “We have to ensure we have appropriate levels of competition across the different sectors of our economy, especially as we begin to rebuild our economy after Covid19.
“I welcome Stephanie Liston, who is a candidate of high calibre and experience, to this important role leading the JCRA Board. I know she will play a pivotal role into the future for the benefit of consumers in Jersey.”
Commenting on her appointment, Stephanie Liston said, “I am looking forward to actively and transparently engaging with and focusing the attention of the Authority in the best interests of Jersey and all stakeholders – Government, business, and consumers.”
The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority is the independent body with specific responsibility for the postal, telecommunications and ports sectors in Jersey.
The Authority is responsible for the administration and enforcement of competition law in Jersey, including merger control. For the regulated sectors, the Authority’s work entails monitoring compliance with licence conditions, undertaking market reviews and investigations where required.
Its focus is to ensure that it adds value by ensuring there is fair competition and consumers have access to a wide choice of products and services at the best possible prices.
Stephanie Liston served as an Independent Member of the BT Equality of Access Board; Chief Legal Advisor to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission in the British Virgin Islands; a Non-Executive Director of Ofcom and as a member of its Audit Committee; an Advisory Board Member of Orga Systems GmbH; a Director of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association; and Co-Chairman of the Communications Committee of the International Bar Association.
Currently, she is Senior Counsel to Mishcon de Reya LLP, Chief Executive Officer of Sequoia Way Limited; Senior Advisor to Frontier Economics; Associate Director of Innovation Advisors; and Founder and Director of Women in Telecoms and Technology.
About the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority:
The JCRA was established under the Competition Regulatory Authority (Jersey) Law, 2001. It is responsible for administering and enforcing the Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 and also regulates the telecoms and postal sectors and the Ports of Jersey..
The JCRA strives to ensure that the markets work well for the benefit of all stakeholders, including Government, business, citizens and consumers facilitating best value, choice and access to high quality services.