FCA appoints ex-Barclays director to decisions committee

The Financial Conduct Authority has appointed three new members to the committee responsible for issuing warning and decision notices.

The RDC is set up by the FCA, with members drawn from across a spectrum of business, consumer and industry experience.

Its responsibilities include deciding whether to grant or refuse controversial applications to become regulated as well as issuing warning and decision notices.

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New appointments include Iraj Amiri, formerly senior partner at Deloitte and global head of internal audit at Schroders; Richard Berliand, retired JP Morgan investment banker; and John Callendar, former commercial director at Barclays Bank Plc UK Banking.

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.