The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has appointed Slaughter and May associate Jackie Holland as head of competition within the advisory, policy and international group. Holland joined Slaughters as a trainee in 1993 before becoming a senior associate in the competition department. She joins the OFT as a director, reporting to group head Ali Nikpay. Holland said: "I'm looking forward to joining the OFT team at a very busy time and with plenty of challenging issues to look at." Her role will include advising the OFT on the direction of its competition policy.