Sir Stanley Burnton
Senior Chairman of the Tribunal Panels
Sir Stanley Burnton was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and St Edmund Hall Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence. He graduated in 1964 with First Class Honours and was called to the Bar in 1965. He practised initially in general common law, and then from 1976 as a commercial lawyer. He took silk in 1982, was a recorder trying crime and then sat as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division from 1994 until he was appointed to the High Court Bench in July 2000. He was nominated to the Administrative Court shortly after his appointment. He was knighted in the same year. In April 2008 he was promoted to the Court of Appeal, and became a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council. He retired as a Judge of the Court of Appeal on 25 October 2012, when he reached the age of 70. Stanley Burnton is a Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was Treasurer of Middle Temple in 2010. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII), a charity that makes the law freely available on the Internet. He is a trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a member of its audit committee. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor of Queen Mary College, London. In 2012 returned to his former chambers, One Essex Court to practise as an arbitrator.
Terence Mowschenson is a barrister practising from Wilberforce Chambers, 8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn. He graduated with an LLB from London University (in 1975) and Oxford with a BCL in 1976 and was called to the bar in 1977. He specialises in corporate and banking law, financial services and commercial matters. He is a deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Chancery Division and the Administrative Court (and previously sat as a criminal and civil recorder) and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1995. He is also a part time judge of the Financial Conduct Authority Court and Pension Regulator Tribunal. He is a qualified mediator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has carried out company investigations and presided over a number of disciplinary matters including for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a bencher of the Middle Temple.
John McGuinness is a practising barrister for almost 40 years specialising in criminal work including: (1) appellate work, incorporating judicial review and appeals by Case Stated in the High Court and appeals against conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division); (2) criminal trials, including terrorism homicide, corruption, and fraud, as well as other financial crimes - such as insider dealing. He is also former standing counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry. Has also chaired disciplinary forensic pathology tribunals.
Richard Gillis QC is a barrister practising from One Essex Court in London. He was educated at Sandbach Grammar School and Balliol College Oxford. He won an exhibition to Balliol and in 1980 graduated with a first in Jurisprudence. He then took the BCL in Oxford before being called to Lincoln’s Inn in 1982. He has been in full time practise at the bar ever since and was awarded silk in 2006. He has a broad based practise, with a particular expertise in commercial cases where corporate and insolvency issues arise in a litigation context. In addition he has substantial experience of financial services investigations and disciplinary proceedings, where he has both prosecuted and defended. In 2014, he was appointed a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.
The Rt Hon Lord (John) Dyson
Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls (President of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Head of Civil Justice) for four years until he retired in October 2016. He was a Justice of the Supreme court of the United Kingdom from April 2010 until October 2012. He was a Lord Justice of the Court of appeal of England and Wales from 2001 until 2010 (and Deputy Head of Civil Justice from 2003 until 2006). He was a judge of the Hight Court of England and Wales from 1993 until 2001 and the judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court from 1998 until 2001. He was a Recorder from 1986 until 1993.
He was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1968 and was awarded a Harmsworth Scholarship. He will be Treasurer of the Inn in 2017.
He practised in Keating Chambers from 1968 and was appointed QC in 1982. In 1986 he accepted an invitation by 39 Essex Chambers to become Head of Chambers, a position he held until 1993 when he was appointed to the High Court.
In his long judicial career, he decided many cases across the whole range of civil law, including contract, construction and commercial law, general common law, international law, and public and human rights law. Many of his judgments are reported in the Law Reports and are frequently cited as precedents.
At the Bar, whilst at Keating Chambers he practised mainly (but not exclusively) in the field of construction law. At 39 Essex Chambers, he had a more diversified practice including in the field of general common law, commercial law and sports law. He acted in many high-profile cases. He also appeared as counsel in many arbitrations and was appointed as arbitrator on various occasions.
He has lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects in the UK and abroad, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, US, Australia and New Zealand. He was given lectures to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on mediation and arbitration. He gave the Mustill lecture in 2013 on Arbitration and the Brussels 1 Reform.
He has participated in legal exchanges with judges and lawyers from other jurisdictions, such as US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Israel, France and judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union and has contributed papers on these occasions.
he is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College. Oxford, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, London and UCL London. He has honorary doctorates from University College, London and the Universities of Leeds and Essex.
He is a Bencher of The Honourable society of the Middle Temple and was Treasurer of Middle Temple in 2017.
Richard Atkins QC
Richard Atkins is a Barrister practising from St Philips’s Chambers and 4 King’s Bench Walk. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011 and specialises in serious criminal cases including fraud and homicide and Regulatory law, particularly Trading Standards and Health and Safety cases. He sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court and is a Tutor Judge for the Judicial College. He is Chairman of the Bar Council Member Services Board and Chairman of the 2014 Bar Conference Organising Board. He is a member of the Bar Council General Management Committee. He is also Chairman of the Governors of the Coventry School Foundation which governs King Henry VIII and Bablake Schools in Coventry.
Andrew Williams is a practicing solicitor and former Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of a major systemic bank. With over 25 years financial services experience working in London, Sydney, Singapore and Zurich he how splits his time between working with international law firm Simmons & Simmons and acting as a coach to individuals and teams within the financial services industry. In his coaching practice he works with financial services clients ranging from Barclays, where he is a member of their coaching faculty, to smaller fintech clients, specialising in those holding “senior manager” regulatory designation. His legal practice encompasses a mixture of contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters, including internal investigations with a particular focus on whistleblowing.
Sir Kenneth Parker
Sir Kenneth Parker is a retired High Court Judge, Queen's Bench Division. He was educated at Kettering Grammar School and Exeter College, Oxford (classical scholarship), where he obtained first class honours in Literae Humaniores and the BCL (Vinerian Scholar). In 1973 he became a Fellow of his College and University Lecturer in Law. He began practice at the bar in 1977 at Monckton Chambers, where he specialised in competition and regulatory law, increasingly with an EU dimension. Many of his cases involved complex issues of economics and accounting. He became a QC in 1992, and developed a broader practice involving public law, including many appearances on behalf of the UK in the ECJ in Luxembourg. In 2002 he became joint head of Monckton Chambers. In 1997 he became a Recorder and a Member of the Information Tribunal for national security appeals; and in 2006 a Law Commissioner (public law) and a deputy High Court Judge. In 2009 he was appointed to the High Court Bench and knighted. As a judge in the Administrative Court he frequently heard claims that raised important financial or regulatory issues. He retired from the High Court at the end of 2015. He is a Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn.
John Alexander recently retired as a partner in Carter Backer Winter LLP, accountants and business advisors, and is a former partner of KPMG and PKF. He continues to assist lawyers and accountants providing advice to businesses in financial difficulties and is on the ICAEW’s Probate Committee. John is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and Chartered Accountant. His long career as an IP has involved him in some of the largest and more complex insolvency appointments over the years as well as dealing with insolvencies of SMEs and individuals. He was a Council Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association for six years and R3 (the insolvency profession’s trade body) for 21 years. He chaired a number of their committees during this time. John was a member of the ICAEW’s Review Board (disciplinary appeals) for 12 years, four as vice-Chairman. He is a Past Master of the Tobacco Pipe Makers’ Livery Company, a Governor of Channing School (a North London independent girls’ school), a non-Executive Director of a property investment company and on the Cabinet Office’s non-Executive Board Member on Enhanced Department Boards’ panel.
Tania Brisby worked in financial services in investment banking at Samuel Montagu, NatWest Group and Deutsche Bank and more recently was a non-executive director of the Wesleyan Assurance Society. In consultancy services, she was as former director of Cardew Group, a City financial public and investor relations firm and had her own corporate advisory practice specialising in emerging markets. In the not for profit sector, she was a non-executive director of Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association for nine years until February 2020 and in October 2020 was appointed as a non-executive director and Chair of the Treasury Committee of MTVH, a housing group with over 57,000 homes. In the public sector, she was seconded to manage a European Commission restructuring and privatisation programme in Eastern Europe in the 1990s and advised the NHS on commercial dispute resolution until April 2013 as Chairman of the NHS Midlands and East Competition Panel.
Fiona Daley is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Most of Fiona’s career has been spent working in the public sector, including 22 years with the Audit Commission, where she was the appointed District Auditor responsible for the audit of a range of local government and NHS bodies. Fiona‘s continuing contribution to governance in the public sector includes Chair of a Police Joint Audit Committee and Chair of the North West Region Police Pensions Board. She served 7 years as an Independent Panel Member with the Judicial Appointments Commission and works for other public bodies in a variety of consultancy roles.
Kathryn has worked in insurance for over 35 years, predominantly in general insurance. She qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1990. She has worked in insurance companies, a consultancy, and as a regulator in both the UK and Gibraltar. She was elected as a member of the Council of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2013 and prior to that was on the Board of the Casualty Actuarial Society in the US.
She is a member of the Board of Soteria Insurance Limited where she chairs the Audit Committee, and also sits on the Board of Soteria Finance Holding Company. She is also on the Board of Marshmallow Insurance Limited, where she chairs the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee. Recently, Kathryn was appointed to the Board of UIA Insurance where she chairs the Audit Committee.
Kathryn has led on, and contributed to, several research papers on insurance and risk and is the recipient of an outstanding contribution award from the UK actuarial profession.
Alastair graduated from the University of Cambridge with an Honours degree in Natural Sciences before qualifying as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1993. He has over 30 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, initially with Scottish Provident before moving to Standard Life in 2002. Throughout his career he has specialised in financial risk and capital management and the independent review and challenge of actuarial recommendations. More recently he has been involved in the development and review of corporate strategy in the UK and internationally.
Alastair has previously sat on the Council of the Faculty of Actuaries, is a past member of the Life Supervision Committee, a past chair of the Life Research Committee and a past chair of the Life Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He has previously been the principal examiner on life insurance for the actuarial profession and is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.
Michael Green has spent nearly 40 years working within the life insurance industry. He was Appointed Actuary/Actuarial Function Holder for Abbey Life from 1992 to 2006. More recently he has been involved in projects related to Solvency II. Michael has been a member of the Actuarial Profession Supervision and Regulation committees. Currently he chairs the Linked Matching Working Party which is investigating the implications of Solvency II for the level of assets needed to match unit-linked liabilities. Michael is a trustee of the Scottish Episcopal Church Pension Scheme.
Stuart Hill’s early career was in R&D and technology management, primarily in the motor industry but also including the privatisation of BR’s Production Services Division. This was followed by appointments as Chief Land Registrar of England and Wales, and Chief Executive of the House Builders Federation. He returned to technology as Managing Director of AEA Technology plc’s Environment and Rail Divisions, and chaired several international subsidiaries. After retiring from corporate life he pursued a portfolio career centred on his appointment as a Lay Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and similar positions with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the National Register of Public Service Interpreters, the West Midlands Police Authority, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors/Insolvency Practitioners Association Fixed Charged Receivership Scheme and the Royal College of Veterinary Services. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (Vice Chair 2013-14) and Wolverhampton City Council Standards Committee’s Independent Person. He has subsequently relinquished all of these appointments except for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (retiring in 2020) to enjoy more time with his growing family.
Gordon Jack is a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. During his career with the firm, he was involved in audit engagements for a wide variety of organisations, from owner managed businesses to major public limited companies and public authorities in Scotland, London and the Middle East. He was elected to serve on the firm’s Supervisory (Non Executive) Board for two terms, and was audit risk management partner for Scotland in the five years prior to his retirement. He is a former Council Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland where he served on a number of committees and before chairing the Institute’s Executive Board from 2004 to 2007. He is also a member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation. Post retirement, he served as Chairman of The Glasgow Academy, an independent school, and as a board member of The Scottish Council of Independent Schools and The Association of Governing Boards of Independent Schools. Gordon is currently a member of Court and Vice Chair of the Finance Committee at Glasgow Caledonian University, and Vice Chair of the ICAS Foundation, a charity helping disadvantaged young people pursue career ambitions in finance and accountancy.
Mike is currently an independent member of the With Profits Committee at LV=. He also sits on the Pensions Committee of West Sussex County Council.
After studying mathematics at Cambridge, he became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1985. He has been involved in most aspects of life insurance during his career, from sales management to financial reporting. At various times he has been board member, appointed actuary, with-profits actuary or investment director, and has also worked for a London stock broker and an insurance industry regulator.
He served for 15 years on the council of the Institute of Actuaries (latterly the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) including two years as Vice-President. He has been a member of various boards and committees of the profession, including its Professional Regulation Executive Committee.
Pamela Ormerod has experience as a magistrate and in professional regulation. She studied physics at university, a subject she taught for many years before returning as a mature student to complete a PhD in forensic psychology. She has been a Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Conduct and Competence Committee, dealing with fitness to practice issues among registrants and is a current Chair at the General Optical Council and lay member of the General Osteopathic Council. She has also contributed to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Disciplinary and Admissions and Licensing Committee and is a current lay member of Charted Institute of Management Accountants. She was a Trustee of a national charity concerned with Prisoner Education and a member of Council of a leading girls’ public boarding school.
Colin Wilby has a professional background in manufacturing in large companies such as Lucas, Associated British Foods & Nestlé. Latterly, he was Managing Director of a business division of Rank Hovis McDougall plc. He now holds a portfolio of non-executive appointments, which has included roles with the NHS, Probation Services, Higher Education, the professions and social housing. Colin is a lay Member on Employment Tribunals & Bar Disciplinary Tribunals and an independent Panel Member of the HS2 property compensation scheme. He is Vice-Chair of the Inns Conduct Committee, Council Member with the legal regulator, Council for Licensed Conveyancers, and Non-Executive Director of the Taxation Disciplinary Board. He is also an independent member of the Audit & Risk Committees of the Office for Students and Estuary Housing Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Mark, most recently Group Finance Director of AIM listed Watchstone Group plc, is an FCA member of the ICAEW and has over 30 years of experience in practice and business. Qualifying with Deloitte (Touche Ross & Co as it then was) he spent over 10 years primarily in their Audit practice including spending time in the technical review team.
Since leaving practice Mark has approximately 15 years experience in Financial Services businesses. Mark has held a variety of roles in listed groups; including head office and subsidiary positions within Finance and Internal audit. He was a founding executive of a successful technology enabled Financial Services start up. He has participated in: M&A, business integrations and held numerous positions within regulated businesses including resolving issues within those under regulatory scrutiny.
In Watchstone, Mark was the Executive Finance lead for the successful turnaround and restructuring of a once troubled business; involving intense Financial Reporting, Regulatory and legal issues and corporate restructuring including business disposals.
Mark is NED and Vice Chair of Horizons Education Trust, a multi academy trust operating special schools in the East of England.
Mike Metcalf is a former partner at KPMG LLP after a near-34 year career. His responsibilities were for technical accounting and audit reporting policies and company law and their implementation across the entire range of audits. He dealt with complex issues across all sectors. He was a contributing author to “Annotated Companies Legislation”, a section-by-section commentary on the Companies Act 2006 (Oxford University Press – now out of print), contributing commentary on over 160 sections relating to accounts and audit. He continues to sit on a number of volunteer technical committees at the ICAEW, including its Technical Strategy Board and Business Law Committee. He is an independent member of HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Advisory Board, which has a statutory, public interest role to advise HM Treasury on government financial reporting to meet the best possible standards by following as far as possible UK-adopted IFRS. He is also a foundation governor at a voluntary-aided Catholic school in Surrey.