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Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board oversees the monitoring of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Disciplinary Scheme and provides reports to the Regulation Board and Council

The Disciplinary Board makes regulations and provides guidelines on procedures under the Disciplinary Scheme. It also oversees the disciplinary process and receives reports of the Determinations from Adjudication Panels, Interim Order Panels, Tribunals and Appeals Tribunals, including reports from Independent Examiners.

The Board has identified three key objectives:

  1. Ensure that the scheme remains fit for purpose in the international environment
  2. Work closely with the Regulation Board to assist with delivery of the regulatory objectives where they can be positively influenced by the disciplinary process
  3. Complete and implement our review of communication in relation to the operation of the disciplinary process, to ensure clarity.

Recent projects have included providing guidance on the definition of misconduct and training to ensure those involved in the operation of the Scheme have the skills necessary to undertake their role.

The composition of the Disciplinary Board is governed by the Disciplinary Scheme and its members are appointed by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee

The Board is comprised of six Fellows and three lay members, including the Chair. Board members hold office for up to three years, renewable at the discretion of the Disciplinary Appointments Committee, and are supported by the Executive Team. The current members of the Board are:

  • Keith Oliver (Chair) 
  • Athene Heynes
  • Simon Lofthouse QC
  • Simon Martin FIA
  • George Russell FIA
  • Gordon Sharp FFA 
  • Jim Webber FIA

Secretary: Fiona Burrough

If you wish to contact the Disciplinary Board, or find out anything further about its work, please contact the Secretary.

All vacancies arising on Boards and their sub committees are advertised as Volunteer vacancies. Further information for volunteers, including tips on how to chair a meeting, can be found in the Volunteer Induction Pack (VIP).

The Disciplinary Board minutes are, on occasion, redacted when the Board considers it necessary.

Disciplinary Board meeting minutes:

Disciplinary Board annual reports:

Related documents

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the Disciplinary Board please email

fiona.burrough@actuaries.org.uk