Cecilia Parker Aranha

Cecilia Parker Aranha has been a Director of Consumer Protection at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority since 2014.  She has led a range of enforcement cases, including investigations into online hotel booking, online gambling and breaches of consumer protection law during the Coronavirus (Covid-10) pandemic.

Cecilia is the Project Director for the CMA’s investigation into misleading environmental claims, currently focused on the retail fashion sector. She also contributed to the CMA’s advice to Government on the relationship between the consumer protection law framework and environmental sustainability.

She represents the CMA in the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network, a global network of more than 60 consumer protection bodies, where she is currently co-leading work on greenwashing.

Cecilia has worked in Government for more than 20 years.  She has a specialism in consumer protection law and is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Consumer Law Committee.  Cecilia holds a degree in Law and German, and an MSc in Social Policy both from the University of Edinburgh.

Cecilia lives in Edinburgh with her husband, her two cats and her composting worms.