Maria Maher is an economist with over thirty years’ experience in competition and regulatory matters. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Between 2006 and 2023, Maria worked in private practice and held senior positions with several economic consultancies. Prior to her career in economic consultancy, she was a Senior Economist with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. She started her career as an academic and has held positions at the University of Cambridge, where she was also a Fellow of Christ’s College, and at Birkbeck College.