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New Convener of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panels announced

Peter Wrench, Lay Convener of the Disciplinary Tribunal PanelsThe IFoA has appointed Peter Wrench as Lay Convener of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panels, with effect from 1 April 2021.

The Lay Convener of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panels is a key role supporting the IFoA’s regulatory function and facilitates the determination of allegations of misconduct considered under the IFoA disciplinary enforcement processes.

Peter currently also chairs fitness to practise panels for the General Pharmaceutical Council and sits as a lay panellist with the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, CILEx Regulation and the Phone-paid Services Authority.

Peter is an independent assessor of appeals and complaints against the Student Loans Company. He spent thirty years with the Home Office from 1980-2010. After heading its counter terrorism unit, he was in charge of immigration and nationality policy, before moving to work on the resettlement of offenders.

Peter said: “I’m very pleased to be taking up the role of Convener of Disciplinary Tribunal Panels. I have worked with a range of professional regulators in both adjudicatory and governance roles. I now look forward to working with the actuarial profession and to helping ensure that the cases that reach the Tribunal are dealt with fairly and effectively.”