The Consumers’ Association has chosen Michelle Childs as its new
policy research head, a post which comes within the communications team
and is responsible for shaping the association’s policies.
She replaces Benet Middleton, who left the association last week to
become policy, public affairs and communications director for the
British Diabetic Association.
Childs will head a team of eight people and report to association
communications director Nick Gammage.
A trained lawyer, Childs is currently a project manager at telecom
regulator OFTEL, reporting to its board and working on telecoms
regulation. Her tasks there include helping the regulator respond to the
ongoing EU review of telecoms legislation.
Childs is following in the footsteps of her future boss, Gammage, who
left OFTEL as communications director for the Consumers’ Association