The Board of the CLSB currently comprises of the following Non-Executive Directors:
Lay NED & Chair. Appointed March 2014
Steve is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers. He spent nearly 30 years in the financial services industry holding a number of positions at board and senior management level where his responsibilities included regulatory compliance. He has had significant experience of new financial regulatory regimes including the introduction of regulation into the mortgage market.
In 2007, Steve furthered his regulatory experience when he became a Non-Executive Director of Administration of Gambling on Tracks where his role involved overseeing the regulatory impact of the new Gambling Act upon on-course bookmakers. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Chair of the Greyhound Regulatory Board with overall responsibility for all regulatory, disciplinary and integrity issues. This role included preparations for full UKAS accreditation for the sport as part of its move to a self-regulated status and meeting its obligations under the Animal Welfare Act.
Steve is also a Regulatory Panel member for the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), the self-regulating trade body overseeing the activities of residential property managers in the UK.
In January 2016, Steve also became Chair of the Funeral Planning Authority, the regulator of providers of pre-paid funeral plans with over £3bn of assets under management.
Lay NED & Vice Chair. Appointed March 2013
Gillian has eight years’ regulatory experience gained as a non-executive Board member of the Gambling Commission, where she was also a member of the Commission’s Audit Committee. In that role Gillian had to consider statutory obligations, risk based management and value for money.
For 12 years Gillian was a Magistrate, sitting in Chester Adult Court and on the Fines & Enforcement and Licensing panels. Gillian has volunteered overseas for a Youth Leadership organisation and was formerly a non-executive Board member of Dimensions UK, a leading provider of care and support for adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism.
Gillian currently works for a Birmingham based mental health charity as Business Development Manager.
Non Lay NED. Appointed January 2011
Richard has over 30 years litigation and costs experience, being one of the first to achieve Costs Lawyer status and make partner in a Solicitor’s practice. He is a founding non-executive director of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board and is an accredited mediator.
Richard has handled significant litigation and costs caseloads for major law firms, establishing and managing several costs departments nationally and having a central role managing a regional Solicitor practice.
Richard specialises in boosting profitability, focusing on costs, pricing and funding and as an experienced trainer, leads Burcher Jennings’ Costs Masterclass and develops bespoke training programmes for clients.
Lay NED. Appointed November 2013
David is a senior HR professional with over 20 years’ experience working at senior and executive levels in the private and public sector.
David’s experience in regulation includes having been a member of the programme board in setting up Ofqual, who maintain standards and confidence in qualifications and regulate the National Curriculum Assessments in England as well as having worked on an interim assignment with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in their regulation division. David is also a trustee and non-executive director of a care charity, The Family Care Trust, who are regulated by the CQC, and a non-executive director of the Dudley Building Society, who are regulated by the PRA and FCA.
David is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and is currently a Director of Conker HR Limited and Conker Training Ltd, companies which specialise in the provision of HR and training services.
Non Lay NED. Appointed March 2013
Tracyanne, is an Associate at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and has been team leader of their Manchester based Costs Management Team since September 2010.
Tracyanne has been practising in costs for over 25 years and has worked in-house for a number of solicitors and externally with well-known costs consultancies on a national basis. She became an Associate of the ALCD, subsequently a Fellow and then a Costs Lawyer in 2007.
Tracyanne has twice served on the ACL Council. She served during their campaign for rights of audience and sat on both the Education & Training and Rules Committees prior to the ACL separating its representative and regulatory function. Tracyanne has always been, and continues to be keen to promote the Costs Lawyer profession.