The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has appointed Christopher Kirkpatrick as the secretary of the CFTC, where he will head the Office of the Secretariat.
In his new role, he will manage the processes that bring issues before the US regulator for consideration and action as well as preserving and managing the Commission’s industry filings and rule-making records.
Kirkpatrick replaces Melissa Jurgens, whose tenure of CFTC Secretary began in January 2013.
“I am pleased that Mr Kirkpatrick will take the helm of this office after serving as its deputy and acting secretary for a year-and-a-half,” said CFTC executive director Anthony Thompson. “His proven expertise of the Sunshine Act and Federal Register requirements facilitated the publication of many complex, critical Commission proposed and final rules and other notices in the Federal Register.”
Before joining the CFTC in February 2013, Kirkpatrick spent more than 11 years as an attorney-advisor for the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.