The Competition Authority was created by Decree-Law 10-2003 of January, 18, 2003. It is an independent and financially autonomous institution.
According to its Organic Law, the organs of the Competition Authority are the Board and the Sole Auditors.
The Board is responsible for conducting Competition Authority services in order to achieve the purposes assigned.
The Board is chaired by the president of the CA and has three to five members, appointed by means of a resolution of the Cabinet, upon proposal of Economy Minister, after hearing Finance and Justice Ministers.
They shall be in Office for a term of five years, renewable once for an equal term. The present Board took Office in March 25, 2008.
It consists of the President, Prof. Doutor Manuel Sebastião and two Board Members, Prof. Jaime Andrez and Dr. João Noronha.
The Sole Auditor is responsible for controlling the legality and economy of Competition Authority financial and asset management. The officer is appointed from among registered statutory auditors or statutory audit firms by joint decision of the Ministers of Finance and Economy.
The audit firm Moisés Cardoso e Manuel Pinheiro is the present Competition Authority Sole Auditor.
See here the PCA Organization Chart: