UKRN Expert Panel

The UKRN Expert panel consists of four independent advisors who hold expertise in different fields.

The Expert Panel advises the CEOs groups and also provides feedback and challenge to the project teams.

The current UKRN Expert Panel members are:

Cloda Jenkins, female

Cloda Jenkins

Cloda Jenkins is a Professorial Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial Business School and Associate Director for the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE). She has worked as a regulatory economist since 1997, providing advice and training to European companies and regulators in the energy, post, transport, and water sectors. In addition to many advisory roles she was Head of Ofgem’s review of energy network regulation (RPI-X@20) between 2008 and 2010.

Mick McAteer, male

Mick McAteer

Mick McAteer is Co-Director of the Financial Inclusion Centre and Council Member of the Irish Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.

With a consumer focussed financial background, he was previously on the boards of the Financial Services Authority and Financial Conduct Authority, chaired the European Commission’s Financial Services User Group, and led Which?’s policy work on financial services. He was also previously the Chair of Registry Trust and anti-poverty charity Z2K; Deputy Chair of the Consumer Council of Northern Ireland.

Professor Suzanne Rab

Professor Suzanne Rab is a barrister at Serle Court Chambers. She has over two decades of wide experience of regulation, EU and competition law matters combining trade, cartel regulation, commercial practices, IP exploitation, merger control, public procurement and subsidy control.

Suzanne is a Professor of Commercial Law and holds the Practice Chair at Brunel University, London, a law lecturer at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor at Imperial College (specialising in IP and antitrust).

Suzanne is a non-executive board member and member of the audit and risk committee of the Legal Aid Agency. She is also a non-executive board member of the Press Recognition Panel and an expert panel member of the Office for the Internal Market.


Helen Undy

Helen Undy is Chief Executive of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, the research charity set up by Martin Lewis to better understand and tackle the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. Helen was a core part of the founding team at Money and Mental Health, running the organisation’s communications and influencing work before becoming CEO over two years ago.

Helen previously led Mind’s policy and campaigns work on public mental health and social care as well as working for a number of different third sector organisations and in Parliament. Helen sits on the advisory group to the board of the Money and Pensions Service, the Government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, the UK Finance Consumer Advisory Group and the advisory board for suicide prevention charity Jonathan’s Voice.