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Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee oversees and manages the IFoA's Disciplinary and Capacity for Membership Schemes.

The Disciplinary Committee’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 Regulatory Board.

Further detail can be found in the Disciplinary Committee’s Terms of Reference.


The Committee is comprised of at least two Fellows and three lay members, including the Chair.  The current members of the Committee are:

  • Stephen Redmond (Chair)
  • Kevin Doerr FIA
  • Velia Soames
  • George Russell FIA
  • Jim Webber FIA
  • Rosalyn Hayles

View the Disciplinary Committee biographies and Register of Interests.

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 Committee 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 Committee.  Visit the Determinations Review Sub-Committee page for further details.


The Disciplinary Committee 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.

Annual Reports

The Disciplinary Board reported annually to Council.  The latest Annual Reports can be viewed below.

Contacting the Committee

If you wish to contact the Disciplinary Committee, or find out anything further about its work, please email

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    Actuaries need to take action now - but how?  With a focus on climate change, this session will provide informed insight to enable you to improve your knowledge and understanding of the issues involved, demonstrate how it will impact advice to your clients, and highlight prospective opportunities for actuaries within pensions and wider fields.

  • Spaces available

    A joint webinar from the CMI Mortality Projections and SAPS committees that will cover: recent mortality experience in the SAPS dataset and the general population; the CMI Model benchmarking survey; the MPC 2021 interim update paper; plans for CMI_2021; and initial thoughts on possible "S4" Series pensioner mortality tables.

    The webinar will be presented by Cobus Daneel (Chair of Mortality Projections Committee) and Matthew Fletcher (Chair of SAPS Committee).

  • Spaces available

    Pension scams have become more prevalent as a result of the pandemic, and Trustees have increased responsibilities to protect members, which means that actuaries need to be in a position to provide advice in this area. Our specialist panel will include a professional trustee, an IFA and head administrator, two of whom are members of PASA.

  • Spaces available

    The Covid-19 pandemic creates a challenge for actuaries analysing experience data that includes mortality shocks.  To address this we present a methodology for modelling portfolio mortality data that offers local flexibility in the time dimension.  The approach permits the identification of seasonal variation, mortality shocks, and late-reported deaths.  The methodology also allows actuaries to measure portfolio-specific mortality improvements.  Results are given for a mature annuity portfolio in the UK

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar, the authors of the 2021 Brian Hey prize winning paper present a new deep learning model called the LocalGLMnet. While deep learning models lead to very competitive regression models, often outperforming classical statistical models such as generalized linear models, the disadvantage is that deep learning solutions are difficult to interpret and explain, and variable selection is not easily possible.

  • Spaces available

    The dominant underwriting approach is a mix between rule-based engines and traditional underwriting. Applications are first assessed by automated rule-based engines which typically are capable of processing only simple applications. The remaining applications are reviewed by underwriters or referred to the reinsurers. This research aims to construct predictive machine learning models for complicated applications that cannot be processed by rule-based engines.

  • Spaces available

    With the Pension Schemes Act 2021 requiring a long term strategy from Trustees and sponsors, choosing a pensions endgame strategy has become even more critical. However, it is important that the endgame options available are adequately assessed before choosing one. With an ever-increasing array of creative and innovative options available, this decision may not be straightforward.