New Chief Executive for Takeovers Panel

Published 26 October 2017

The Takeovers Panel announced the appointment of Andrew Hudson to the position of Chief Executive of the Panel, effective from 26 October 2017.

Mr Hudson is currently the Panel's General Counsel. Prior to joining the Panel in 2011, Mr Hudson was a corporate lawyer in private practice.

Takeovers Panel Chair, Andy Coupe said, "The Panel is delighted that, following a comprehensive search, and with competition from strong candidates, Andrew was identified as the best candidate for the position. Andrew is highly experienced and respected by market practitioners, and I am confident that his appointment will be well received in the market."

Mr Coupe paid tribute to the Panel’s outgoing Chief Executive, Margaret Bearsley, who has taken up a new role. "On behalf of the Panel, I would like to thank Margaret for her leadership, energy and drive during her six years at the helm. Margaret was an outstanding Chief Executive and has played a key role with the Panel for many years. Margaret leaves the Panel in great shape and goes with our thanks and best wishes.”