The Disciplinary Board’s responsibilities include the following:
- setting guidance on policies and procedures;
- setting timeframes for processes;
- organising training for disciplinary pool members; and
- producing an Annual Report to Council.
The Disciplinary Board is one of five corporate boards at the IFoA. It is an independent Board reporting directly to Council. You can find out more about the relationship between the Disciplinary Board and Council in the Governance Manual of the IFoA.
The composition of the Disciplinary Board is governed by the Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes and its members are appointed by the Disciplinary Appointments Committee. All vacancies arising on Boards and their sub committees are advertised as Volunteer vacancies.
The Board is comprised of six Fellows and three lay members, including the Chair. The current members of the Board are:
- Stephen Redmond (Chair)
- Kevin Doerr FIA
- Athene Heynes
- Velia Soames
- Simon Martin FIA
- George Russell FIA
- Gordon Sharp FFA
- Jim Webber FIA
- Simon O’Regan FIA
Secretary: Kirsten Mavor
Scheme Review Working Party
In its 2018 Annual Report, the Disciplinary Board undertook to commence a review of the Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes (‘the Scheme’). The Scheme Review Working Party was established to deliver this objective. Visit the Scheme Review Working Party page for further details.
Determinations Review Sub-Committee
The Disciplinary Board oversees the operation of the Scheme and is assisted by the Determinations Review Sub-Committee. This Sub-Committee reviews all determinations issued and provides recommendations to the Disciplinary Board. Visit the Determinations Review Sub-Committee page for further details.
The Disciplinary Board meets at least four times a year. Once approved, the Minutes of the meeting are published with redactions only being made for reasons of confidentiality. The latest minutes can be viewed below.
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 1 July 2020
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 21 April 2020
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 12 March 2020
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 11 December 2019
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 26 Sept 2019
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 18 June 2019
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 27 March 2019
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 4 December 2018
- Disciplinary Board Minutes, 26 September 2018
The Disciplinary Board reports annually to Council. The latest Annual Reports can be viewed below.
- Disciplinary Board Annual Report 2019
- Disciplinary Board Annual Report 2018
- Disciplinary Board Annual Report 2017
Contacting the Board
If you wish to contact the Disciplinary Board, or find out anything further about its work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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