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IPA Committees and What They Do

The IPA’s five committees is one of the key ways in which the IPA manages regulatory and policy activity. Committee members are comprised of our members, subject matter and legal experts, and lay member volunteers.

Standards, Ethics and Regulatory Liaison (SERL)

Responsible for:

  • Considering responses to consultations on insolvency statute and best practice
  • Discussing technical issues and drafting guidance for the membership
  • Determining the IPA’s contribution to the Joint Insolvency Committee
Committee Members
Simon Underwood, ChairChris De La Salle Edward BibleKen MarlandAnna Hughes 
Beverley  BudsworthClare Lindley  Eileen MacleanMark SiddallMaurice Moses
Charles TurnerDavid RankinHemal MistrySamantha Warburton  Mark Riley

Regulation and Conduct Committee (R&CC)

Responsible for:

  • Considering any matter Secretariat identifies as requiring Committee attention relating to the fitness of licensed IPs or liability to disciplinary action
  • Considering applications for authorisation
  • Licence restriction/withdrawal proceedings and invite disciplinary sanctions by consent, including reprimands and fines

Importantly, this Committee has a lay majority for decision-making.

Committee Members
John Newgas, Co-Chairman (Lay)   Chris Gray/Martin Tossell (Lay)Helen Kavanagh (Lay)    Katy Walker        Pauline Peel
Neil Bennett, Co-Chairman Diane Dunion Taranjeet Babra (Lay)         Michael Leeds Peter Hart
Frances Coulson, Vice Chair (Lay)      John Briggs (Lay)    John Boulter (OM)Mike Norris (Lay)Paul Allen
Brett Barton Heather Greig-Smith (Lay)Julian Healey (Lay)Sue Chapple (Lay) 
Myles Jacobson
Laura Prescott (OM)Andrew Ryder (OM)
Myles Jacobson (OM)Jennifer Lockhart (L)

Regulatory and Conduct rules can be found as follows:

Conduct Rules

Regulatory Rules

Disciplinary and Appeals Committees (DC/A)

Responsible for:

  • Carrying out functions of Disciplinary and Appellate Committees Appeal Tribunals, hear appeals against findings or orders of a Disciplinary Tribunal and decisions to restrict/withdraw licenses; and may affirm, vary or rescind them
  • Disciplinary Tribunals considers complaints referred to it by the Investigation Committee it has the power to exclude members, revoke licenses as well as issuing sanctions
Committee Members:
Richard Long, Co-Chair DC (OM)    Edward Bible (OM)Nick Pike (OM)Dr Stephen Baister (L)  Angus Withington (L)Howard Smith (OM)
Richard Mawrey, Co-Chair AC (L)          Gill Wrigley (OM)Nick Wood (OM)Stuart Hopewell (L)Peter Susman (L)Ted Wetton (OM)
Raquel Agnello QC (L)        Laurence Pagden (OM)  Howard Smith (OM)Charles Turner (OM)Elieen Maclean (OM)
Patrick Brazzil (OM)Ann Nilsson (OM)Peter Susman (L)Ann Nilsson (OM)Andrea Knox (L)

L = Lay Committee Member            OM = Ordinary Committee Member

Disciplinary and Appeal rules can be found as follows:

Appeal Rules

Disciplinary Rules

Finance and Risk (F&R)

Responsible for:

  • Preparing annual budgets and making recommendations to Council on subscriptions and fees
  • Monitoring in-year spending and submitting for approval to Council the IPA’s Annual Accounts
  • Monitoring financial risk relating to IPA activity
Committee Members
Paul Davis, ChairColin Wiseman                Kevin Hellard                     Samantha Keen
Amanda Wade, Vice Chair        Hanh Nguyen    Maureen Leslie         Sean Croston 
Carrie JamesJoel GoschalkRussel Payne Simon Baggs

External Affairs and Member Services (EAMS)

Responsible for:

  • Contents for events, social events training for members and articles for the newsletter 
  • Regulations relating to students 
  • Training for students and other members
  • Arrangment of CPI suite of exams and liason with JIE
  • Parliamentary representation 

Dedicated working subgroups can be created from the committee as and when required to consider specific matters such as Annual Conference/Personal Insolvency Conference. 

Committee Members
 Joseph Colley, ChairBarry MochanPauline PeelSimon Carvill-Biggs
Kevin HellardCarrie-Ann JamesNatasha BrodieDaniel Leigh
Antoinette ThorpeMyles JacobsonSamantha O’Hara
Examinations sub-committee
Lloyd Hinton, ChairDeborah PywowarczukKaryn Jones 
Nicholas Myers, Chief ExaminerHemal MistryLucy Law
Anna HughesJenny GatleyRachel Lai

Become a Committee member

The IPA is always keen to hear from prospective Committee members. Please get in touch through [email protected] if you are interested in applying. All Committee members are offered training.