CLC appoints four new members to its governing Council

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), the specialist property law regulator has today announced the appointment of four new members to its governing Council, which has been chaired by the Rt Hon Dame Janet Paraskeva since April 2015. The Council has a lay, non-lawyer majority and includes professional lawyer members currently working in conveyancing or probate.

Three of the new appointments are of lay members and one is of a professional member.  Standard terms for Council appointments are for up to four years. The terms of two of the new appointees will be set by the Council to stagger turnover on the body. 

Alan Cogbill – Lay Member – Appointed for four years from 1st October 2016

Alan Cogbill has held a number of senior policy and finance roles in government, working directly with Ministers to frame and deliver strategy, policy, operations and major change programmes in the Home Office, Lord Chancellor’s Department/Department for Constitutional Affairs, and Wales Office.  Alan has particular interests in and experience of public procurement of legal services and economic incentives in public and private supply.

Alan’s board experience includes being a Trustee of:

  • Avenues Trust Group
  • Phoenix Futures

Alan pursues his interest in government and constitution issues as a UCL Constitution Unit Senior Research Associate, and is an external advisory board member of the University of Cardiff’s Wales Governance Centre.

Quinton Quayle – Law Member – Appointed for four years from 1st October 2016

Since retiring from HM Diplomatic Service in 2010 after 33 years’, including postings to Romania and Thailand, Quinton Quale has gained a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors.

Quinton’s experience on boards in a Public Interest or Non-Executive capacity includes:

  • NED, 2gether NHS FOUNDATION Trust
  • Member of the Governing Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Member of the Queen’s Counsel Appointments Panel
  • Member of the Regulatory Board, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member of the Governing Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Jonathan Mounteney – Professional Member – Appointed from 1st May 2017, term to be decided

Jonathan is a commercial solicitor/conveyancer with 22 years’ experience both in-house and in the private sector.  Jonathan’s specialisms include:

  • IT arrangements of all kinds, but in particular procurement of software and systems
  • General contracts, especially distribution related
  • Intellectual property management, especially trade mark and brand related
  • Commercial litigation and property law

Jonathan has also served as Chair of Manchester City Mission.

Colin Wilby – Lay Member – Appointed from 1st May 2017, term to be decided

After a career in the commercial sector, Colin has spent the last 10 years in Non-Executive roles with public or social organisations, including regulatory bodies, NHS, housing and Probation services. He has also worked extensively in professional standards as an independent panel member representing the public/consumer interest. Colin is currently Board Member and Chairman of West Kent Housing Association and a Lay Member with the Employment Tribunals, Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service and Financial Reporting Council. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development for 35 years and was appointed Fellow in 2008.

Chair of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Dame Janet Paraskeva said: “While I am very sorry to see our existing Council Members go as they complete their second four-year terms or move on to new challenges, I am very excited that we are being joined by a group that will bring such diverse experience to our work.

“The CLC has achieved very significant change and streamlining in recent years. We have improved our services to consumers and the profession we regulate and the effectiveness of our approach to regulation has been recognised by the Legal Services Board in their most recent Regulatory Standards Report. In 2017 we will be continuing our review of the provisions of our Handbook. Alan, Quinton, Colin and Jonathan will offer fresh insight and bring new approaches to the work of the CLC as we continue to develop and exploit the strengths of activity-based regulation.”

About the Council

The Council is chaired by the Rt Hon Dame Janet Paraskeva. Members of the CLC’s Council are appointed for four-year terms, renewable once.  Council Members receive an annual payment of £8,000 for approximately 12-15 days work with the CLC.

The Council is currently made up of:

  • Alex Clarke – Professional Member
  • Rob Gurney – Professional Member
  • John Jones – professional member (until 30th April 2017)
  • Teresa Perchard – Lay Member
  • Andrea Pierce – Professional Member
  • Jan Smith – Lay Member (until 30th April 2017)

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