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Alan Kershaw

Board Chair

Tenure: Temporary Appointment from 11 June 2020 to 10 June 2022


Alan has specialised in professional regulation since 1983. He has worked in both executive and non-executive roles, and now serves as a lay member of a range of professional bodies. He has been involved in standards setting for professional groups across the main sectors: healthcare, law, finance, property, science. He has experience in all parts of the regulatory process, with particular focus on standards and education, governance and strategy, and the effective handling of fitness to practise cases. He has published numerous articles on regulation in professional journals and has delivered papers at national and international conferences.

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Paid employment
  • Member – Intellectual Property Regulation Board
  • Member – Designated Professional Body Board, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • Member – Admissions and Licensing Committee at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Lay Advisor – Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Member – Professional Conduct Committee, National Register of Public Service Interpreters
  • Chair – Education Visitor Panel, General Optical Council
  • Quality Assurance Visitor – National School of Healthcare Science
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