John Kirkpatrick

Interim Chief Executive


Prior to joining the EHRC as Deputy Chief Executive in October 2023, John was Investigations Delivery Director at the Trade Remedies Authority, responsible for investigating the need for post-Brexit import tariffs. He was previously a senior director at the Competition and Markets Authority, working on regulatory issues in education, transport and health, and leading the CMA’s horizon scanning and intelligence function. He has also worked at the Competition Commission, the Audit Commission and at the consultant McKinsey & Company. His early career was in the Departments of Employment and Education. He sits on the Quality Assurance Committee of the Office for Students.