UK: CLARE SPOTTISWOODE - A PRAGMATIC APPROACH.

UK: CLARE SPOTTISWOODE - A PRAGMATIC APPROACH. - Until her battle with British Gas over pipeline transmission charges, Clare Spottiswoode, director-general of Ofgas, would not have ranked as the most prominent or controversial regulator. But by taking on

Until her battle with British Gas over pipeline transmission charges, Clare Spottiswoode, director-general of Ofgas, would not have ranked as the most prominent or controversial regulator. But by taking on British Gas in such an aggressive, no-nonsense way, she has dispelled any notion that regulators should maintain a cosy relationship with the companies they oversee.

An unusual career path

If there is such a thing as a typical regulator, he or she has spent long years in the civil service or the academic world.

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