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About the FRC FRC Structure Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP)

Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP)

Geoffrey Green

Chairman
Geoffrey Green was Senior Partner of Ashurst LLP, a leading international law firm, from 1998 to 2008, following which he became Managing Partner, Asia for Ashurst, based in Hong Kong, until his retirement and return to the UK in 2013. He has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer, particularly advising on M&A transactions in the UK and internationally. He is a non-executive director of Vedanta Resources Plc and of a Hong Kong managed private equity and distressed debt fund.

Geoffrey is also a member of the Conduct Committee and is Chair of the Corporate Reporting Review Committee.

Andrew Vials

Deputy Chair
Andrew was a partner at KPMG for 28 years. He was lead audit partner for clients in both the commercial and financial services sectors. From 2004 he headed the firm's Department for Professional Practice providing advice on a wide range of financial and corporate reporting issues. During that time, he was a member of the IASB's IFRS Interpretations Committee.

In 2014 Andrew joined Grant Thornton as Head of National Assurance Services, the firm's centre of excellence for corporate reporting and audit matters.

Andrew is Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel.

John Hitchins

Deputy Chair
John served as a member of the FCA Practitioner and Markets Practitioner Panels from 2012-14. He has served as Chairman of the Institute’ of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Banking Committee and as a Board member of the Institute’s Financial Services Faculty and a member of the Institute’s Business Law Committee.

John is Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. 

John retired from PwC in 2014 after 26 years as a partner Throughout his PwC career, John specialised in bank auditing and advisory services and was PwC’s banking industry leader from 2001-10.  From 2010 to his retirement, he led the PwC network’s global IFRS technical group. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee at Aldermore Group PLC.

John Bennett

Member
John is an audit engagement partner at KPMG LLP, specialising in the Technology and Media sector.  He is a member of the TMT leadership team.  He has also worked in Transaction Services, where he specialised in capital market transactions.

Paul Boyle

Member
Paul Boyle CA, FIIA, OBE, is chief audit officer of Aviva plc.  He was prevously the first chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council and prior to that was chief operating officer of the Financial Services Authority (regulatory predecessor to the PRA and FCA). He has also held senior management roles in WH Smith Group plc and Cadbury Schweppes plc.  He is President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors for 2016/17. 

John Biles

Member
Former Chairman of the Audit Committee of Skyepharma plc and formerly of HellermannTyton Group plc, Bodycote plc, Charter International plc, Hermes Fund Managers Ltd, Northern Ireland Electricity plc, Sutton & East Surrey Water plc, Amey Plc and other companies outside the FTSE 250. Former Group Finance Director of Chubb Security plc and then FKI plc.

Kathryn Cearns OBE

Member
Kathryn Cearns FCA FCCA is an independent consultant and commentator specialising in technical accounting and auditing issues, company law, corporate governance and related regulation.  For 14 years to 2014 she was the Consultant Accountant at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, an international law firm.  Kathryn has in the past worked as an auditor, for the UK accounting standard setter and as a technical author for a financial publishing and training firm. Kathryn is currently Chairman of the ICAEW Financial Reporting Committee and immediate past Chairman of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to HM Treasury, which advises the UK government on public sector financial reporting. She is also the independent member of the audit committee of both the Press Recognition Panel and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd.

Graeme Dacomb

Member
Former Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Mary Dolson

Member
Member of Pricewaterhousecooper's Accounting Consulting Services IFRS Central Team, located in London.

Stephen Edlmann

Member
Partner, Ashurst LLP

Richard Fleck CBE

Member
Retired Chairman of the FRRP

Eric Hutchinson

Member
Chief Executive, Spirent Communications plc 

Vanessa Knapp OBE

Member
Former Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Iain Lowson

Member
Head of Risk and Quality, BDO LLP

David Mabb QC

Member
Erskine Chambers

Andrew McIntyre

Member
Former Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Doug McPhee

Member
Doug is Global Head of KPMG’s Valuation Services business.  He and leads a dedicated team of professionals based in London dealing with a full range of complex commercial valuation issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions, reorganisations and disputes.  Doug joined KPMG in Vancouver, Canada in 1991 in our Audit department where he qualified as a CA and relocated to London, UK in 1997 where he was admitted to the partnership in 2001.   Doug served as a member of the International Valuation Standards Council Professional Board from 2010 to 2016 and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Achievement for All, a UK educational charity seeking to transform lives through improved educational opportunities and outcomes for children and young people vulnerable to underachievement.

Richard Meddings

Member
Former Group Finance Director, Standard Chartered plc.

Brendan Nelson

Member
Non-Executive Director of Royal Bank of Scotland and BP plc. He chairs the Audit Committee of both companies. He is also past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Andrew Palmer

Member
Chairman of the Audit Committees of Direct Line Group and Royal London Group. Formerly Group Finance Director, Legal and General Group plc.

Richard Piper

Member
Partner at Restoration Partners Limited and Chairman and Non-Executive Director of a number of main listed and AIM businesses.

Ben Priestley

Member
Partner, KPMG 

Andrew Robinson

Member
Andrew is a commercial valuer and expert witness for disputes involving valuation matters.  He leads Deloitte’s specialist Valuation Group in the UK and is a member of Deloitte’s global management executive team for Valuation and Modelling with responsibility for the EMEA region.   Andrew has 25 years of valuation experience of preparing and leading numerous valuation engagements in commercial situations, such as M&A and financial restructuring transactions.  He also provides advice in the context of financial reporting and the fair valuation of acquired assets.  He has been the named expert in over 30 contentious matters, including Investor-State and commercial arbitrations.  He has appeared in court or hearings in London, New York, Paris and Hong Kong under High Court, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules.  Andrew is a Counsellor and Fellow Member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (“CAANZ”), an Associate and Corporate Finance Faculty Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (“ICAEW”), Member of the Securities Institute and he is registered as an Approved Person by the Financial Conduct Authority. Andrew is a member of the government Council of CAANZ.

Alan Trotter

Member
Chief Financial Officer, Invesco Perpetual. Member, Technical Committee of the Association of Investment Companies, the Hundred Group of Finance Directors and the FCA Markets Practitioner Panel.

Richard Wilson

Member
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

John Worby

Member
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Fidessa plc, Connect Group PLC and Carr's Group PLC.

Ian Wright

Member
Retired Deputy Chair, FRRP and Former Director, Corporate Reporting, FRC.

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