Brian McHugh

Brian McHugh is the chairperson of the CCPC. As well as collegiate decision making with other Members on all aspects of the organisation, he currently oversees the HR and Organisational Development division and sits on the Digital Regulators Group with Comreg, Data Protection Commission and Coimisiún na Meán.

He was appointed as a Member of the CCPC in September 2017 and has overseen the Competition Enforcement & Mergers, Corporate Services and Communications Divisions. Prior to this he spent 15 years in Northern Ireland’s Utility Regulator, the body responsible for both regulating the gas, electricity and water utility industries in Northern Ireland. During his time at the Utility Regulator, Brian was Director of Gas and Director of Finance & Network Assets. Brian holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MSc in Energy Economics from the University of Surrey.