Regulation and Governance

Key responsibilities

  • To maintain clear objectives for the way it responds to and seeks to influence regulation as it affects AFM members, and to assess each year how well it has delivered against those objectives;
  • To consider Consultation Papers, Discussion Papers, Policy Statements and other documents from PRA and FCA or other regulatory and government agencies, and to prepare responses as appropriate that further understanding, and appropriate regulation, of financial mutuals and of the needs for proportionality;
  • To monitor the implementation of Solvency 2 and the equivalent for non-directives, and changes in associated disciplines including accounting and audit;
  • To support the AFM in promoting and enhancing the highest standards of governance in financial mutuals, and to oversee the compliance exercise for the Annotated Corporate Governance Code, as well as to make recommendations to the Members on changes to the Code;
  • To attend meetings with regulators as necessary, to represent the interests and relevance of financial mutuals;
  • To produce regular updates for members.

Current members

  • Alan Goddard, Cornish Mutual (Chair)
  • John Midlane, Metropolitan Police
  • Andrew Horsley, Cirencester Friendly
  • Gary Morley, The Oddfellows
  • Sandy Richards, National Friendly
  • Paul Dixon, Dentists' Provident
  • Sue Barraclough, Westfield Health
  • Sarah Ratcliffe, Kingston Unity
  • Mark Smith, Holloway Friendly
  • Steve Dixon Steve Dixon Associates
  • John Gilbert, MG Advisory
  • Christopher Critchlow, OAC Actuaries and Consultants
  • Edward Westrip, Mazars
  • Robert Wharton, Keystone Law
  • Mark Turner, Duff & Phipps
  • Martin Shaw, AFM