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About Us

Formerly known as European Policy Forum's Regulatory Best Practice Group, The Regulation Forum brings together the competition authorities, sector regulators and market participants in energy, telecoms, financial services and other sectors which are subject to economic regulation.


The Forum provides an opportunity to discuss topical policy issues and concerns in a constructive environment.



The Forum's Annual Summit provides a unique opportunity for the Chairs of the UK's economic regulators to set out their strategic assessment and priorities for the year ahead. It allows them to share their thoughts, vision, experience and the approach of their boards and in particular to explore the issues common to all the regulated sectors and the way in which regulation can be joined up in a digital age.

Our People



Lord Jay of Ewelme GCMG is Chairman of the European Policy Forum's Advisory Council. He sits in the House of Lords as a crossbench member.  In his diplomatic career he was  Permanent Under Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service. He also served as Ambassador to France and Director General for European and Economic Affairs. He is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the British Library and was Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. He has been a board member of Associated British Foods, Credit Agricole, EDF, Candover and Valeo. 



Graham Mather CBE is President of the Forum. He chairs its Regulatory Best Practice Group and serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of Ofcom and the Office of Rail and Road.  Having previously served on the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.  He was a Member of the European Parliament in the 1990s.  He has also been General Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Head of the Institute of Directors Policy Unit. He was an open scholar of New College, Oxford and Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College.



Richard Threlfall, is Chairman of the Infrastructure Forum Advisory Council. Richard is Partner, and Global Head of Infrastructure at KPMG and also leads KPMG’s Corporate Finance Infrastructure business. Richard previously held roles in the investment banking team at Citigroup and was a civil servant at the Department for Transport. Between 1996 and 1998 he was Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Deputy Prime Minister.

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Dorothy Smith is Stakeholder Partner at the Forum. Until June 2012 she was Director of Group Public Policy at BT Group. She was previously based in Brussels as Director of European Affairs for BT; Chair of the European Telecommunication Operators Association (ETNO) in 2002 and 2003 and Director of European Affairs for British Gas plc up to 1997. In the 1980’s she was Assistant Secretary to the British Coal Corporation. She was Private Secretary to the late Lord Lever of Manchester, when he was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in the Cabinet Office, from 1977-1979.

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