David Anthony Currie, Baron Currie of Marylebone is a British economist specialising in regulation, and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords. Currie has been the inaugural chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
A former member of Streatham Young Socialists, he says he has since graduated towards middle-ground politics, calling himself a moderate. He once described himself as "political with a small p".
He gained a first in mathematics from Manchester University, and began his working life at Hoare Govett, the stockbroking firm now part of the Dutch investment bank ABN Amro.
In 2001, Currie was appointed Dean of the City University's business school. He secured a donation from the Sir John Cass Foundation and the following year the school changed its name to the Sir John Cass Business School.
In July 2002 the Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, appointed Currie to be the first Chairman of the newly created Office of Communications, Ofcom, which combined the responsibilities of five different previously existing regulators.
In July 2012 Currie was appointed as chairman-designate of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). which began operation on 1 April 2014.