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Case Management Committee Members

Philippa Hardwick


Philippa is a commerical Barrister who practised (as Philippa Hamilton) until 2012 from Fountain Court Chambers, where she remains an Associate Member. She also worked as in-house counsel in a City Law Firm. Before her legal career she worked as an economics analyst for Unilever plc.

From 2015-2018 she was Cabinet member responsible for finance and governance on Chichester District Council. She currently serves on the Cabinet Office's Security Vetting Appeals Panel, is a district councillor and sits on a number of other boards and panels.

David Brew


David Brew is based in Edinburgh.  A former Senior Civil Servant, he studied politics and law on the continent and worked as an official of the European Commission.  He returned to Scotland in 1984 and subsequently led the successful privatisation of the Scottish electricity industry.  From 1998 he headed the devolution team in the UK Cabinet Secretariat, delivering constitutional reform across the UK.  In 2000 he was appointed Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and worked with the CCAB to establish the Accountancy Foundation.  Returning to public service in 2004, he retired from the Scottish Government in April 2011.  He currently acts as a Non-Executive Director, serving on a number of audit and risk committees.  He also convenes adjudicating panels for the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Sean Collins


Sean joined Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) in 1972 beginning a career which would encompass audit, taxation, financial investigations and consulting. He became a partner on his transfer to the Malaysian practice in 1985, where he led the financial services practice as well as the technical advisory department. On his return to London, he assumed responsibility for the firm's leasing practice and then the telecommunications and media practice, for which he was global leader for more than 10 years. After a second period in Asia, directing the Asia-Pacific practice from 2009 to 2012 from Singapore, he retired from KPMG. For over three years he was the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.  He is currently the Audit Committee Chairman for Jersey Telecom, Crown Representative at the Cabinet Office, a Member of Council of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and Deputy Chairman for Arthritis Research UK.

Geraint Davies


Geraint is based Penarth in South Wales. Having studies Economics and Statistics at Exeter he joined and qualified as an accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. For 25 years until his retirement in 2013 he was a partner in Grant Thornton. During that time he acted for listed, AIM and substantial private companies but was also involved with Government, local authorities and the not for profit sector. He acts currently as a Non-Executive Director serving on a number of audit and risk committees. He is Chair of several charities and is the lead adviser to the Aberfan charities a role he has held for some 36 years. He was awarded his CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for services  and charitable activities in Wales.

Peter Hinchliffe


Peter is a barrister with experience of financial services, consumer law and technology. He sits on a number of judicial and regulatory decision making bodies.

He is a part-time Tribunal Judge, Deputy Chair of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Conduct Authority, a member of the Determinations Panel at the Pensions Regulator, and a member of HM Treasury Independent Review Panel for the Equitable Life Compensation Scheme. In addition he is the Deputy Chairman of PhonepayPlus, the telecom.s regulator, and is an experienced non-executive director and charity trustee.

Peter was Lead Ombudsman for Insurance at the Financial Ombudsman Service until 2010 where, amongst other matters, he was responsible for deciding that PPI had been mis-sold and leading the policy in this area. He has spoken and written extensively on consumer issues. He previously held senior executive roles in the technology and charity sectors.

Jim Jack


Jim Jack is an economics graduate of the University of Edinburgh and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He qualified with what is now KPMG and then spent over 25 years with the Prudential Group where he held a number of senior financial positions and became Chairman of the ABI Financial Reporting Committee. After leaving Prudential, he helped launch a new annuity business and and is currently non-executive Chair of Omnilfe Insurance.

Eilish Jamieson


Eilish Jamieson joined Goldman Sachs in London in 2004 where she held various senior management positions in Internal Audit providing assurance across trading, banking, risk management and regulatory compliance. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with KPMG in 2000, where she specialized in the audit of large financial services institutions.
Eilish established her own consultancy business in 2015 and became a Non-Executive Director on the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee at Sport England.  She is a graduate of Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and is a Business Mentor for the Foundation for Women Programme.  

Richard Murray


Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and was an Audit and Assurance partner for 27 years in the London office of Ernst & Young (now EY) until 2011. He specialised principally in the audit of multinationals, both UK and US Listed, as well as many domestic UK Listed companies. In addition, he has undertaken both Investigative and Corporate Advisory assignments.

At EY, Richard acted for a wide range of commercial and industrial enterprises mainly within the Extractive (Mining and Oil & Gas), Leisure (Tourism and Airlines) and Hospitality (Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants) sectors.

Since his retirement from EY, Richard served for 3 years as a Non Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of JKX Oil & Gas Plc.

David Paterson


Educated in Scotland and at Oxford University, David joined international law firm Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in 1986 and has been a partner there since 1994. He was Head of its London Corporate Practice 2010 – 2012. He has handled mergers and acquisitions and boardroom advisory and governance matters throughout his career, and acts for a number of FTSE 100 and 250 companies as well as multi-nationals and large private companies in the UK and overseas. He served on the Law Society's Company Law Committee, is a contributor to the leading text on the law and regulation of public takeovers in the UK and has also advised and supported standard setters and guidance providers in the audit and accounting fields. He chaired the Board of an independent school in North-east London for 11 years, and sits on the Development Board of Christian Aid's 'In their Lifetime Campaign' and the Risk and Governance Committee of the largest C of E parish church in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Cathy Robertson


Cathy graduated in Pure Maths from Edinburgh University in 1971 and joined Standard Life as an actuarial student. She qualified in 1976 and specialised in life valuation work for ten years before moving into the pensions field. She was part of  a number of industry-wide groups engaged in the development of pensions culminating in the major simplifications of 2006. She then moved into Risk and Governance  and was appointed Group Head of Regulatory Affairs. Since retiring from full -time work in 2012, she works as a consultant.