The Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) is responsible for taking decisions on whether to refuse or grant contested applications into the regulated community and issuing warning and decision notices for certain enforcement cases on behalf of the FCA.
The RDC is set up by the FCA, with members drawn from across a spectrum of business, consumer and industry experience. In August 2013, the FCA Board appointed three new members to the RDC:
- Iraj Amiri, a former Senior Partner at Deloitte, who has auditing experience spanning financial, retail and public sectors. During his time at Deloitte, he was seconded to Schroders Plc as Global Head of Internal Audit for more than ten years.
- Richard Berliand, an investment banker at J.P.Morgan until he retired from this position in 2011. He holds a number of Non-Executive Director (NED) roles including membership of the Supervisory Boards of Deutsche Börse AG & Eurex Frankfurt AG. He is a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.
- John Callender, a former Commercial Director at Barclays Bank Plc UK Banking, he has various NED positions including as the Non-Executive Chair of ANZ Bank Europe Ltd.
In addition to the new members, the FCA Board appointed Andrew Long as Chair of the Committee until September 2014. Andrew is currently acting Chair and will be supported by Peter Hinchliffe, who joined the RDC in February 2012 and was recently appointed as a Deputy Chair.