The role of the Appeals Council is to hear appeals from members against decisions of the Disciplinary Tribunal.
Between 1960 and 1996 a Disciplinary Committee existed, in addition to an Investigations Committee that undertook the work now covered by both the Professional Conduct Committee and the Disciplinary Tribunal. This structure was changed with the introduction of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand Act 1996 (the Act), and it was at this time that the Appeals Council was established in its current form.
The functions of the Appeals Council are specified in Rules 21.41 to 21.54. These Rules cover:
- the justification for the appeal
- orders permitted to be made by the Appeals Council
- communication requirements
- procedure around witnesses
View decisions of the Appeals Council
View the Appeals Council terms of reference (PDF, 416KB)
The Appeals Council meets when an appeal is made against a decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal.
Appeals Council members
Chair - John Marshall QC
John is a Wellington barrister, arbitrator and mediator. He has over 40 years experience in a wide variety of litigation and dispute resolution work, acting for commercial and individual clients. John now practices more in the areas of contractual and property disputes, and as an arbitrator and mediator.
From 2007 - 2010 he was President of the New Zealand Law Society, and he is currently Chief Commissioner of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, and Chair of the Wellington College Foundation.
John Hagen, FCA
Sue Sheldon, FCA
Paul Armstrong, FCA
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