Standards & Guidance

Standards Oversight & Disciplinary Board Committee


This Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Financial Services Council's ("FSC") Standard No. 1 – Industry Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct and reviewing FSC member compliance with FSC Standards.

The role of this Committee is to:

  • consider Board Committee proposals for the development of new Standards and revisions to existing Standards;
  • review and make final recommendations to the Board for the approval of draft Standards or Guidance Notes, and revisions to existing Standards or Guidance Notes;
  • oversee the annual FSC Standards compliance process and provide a report to the Board; and
  • hear and assess complaints against FSC member companies, non compliance with FSC’s Standards and expediting disciplinary action if required.

The Committee comprises three members of the FSC's Board:

Chair of the Standards, Oversight & Disciplinary Board Committee

FSC Director, Robin Burns, Managing Director, Equity Trustees Ltd

Members of the Standards, Oversight & Disciplinary Board Committee

FSC Director, John James, Managing Director & Chairman, Vanguard Investments Australia; and

FSC Director, Brian Benari, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Challenger Limited.


FSC Contacts


Stephen Judge
General Counsel & Company Secretary
P: 02 8235 2526

Christian Gergis
Senior Policy Manager, Trustees & Legal Counsel
P: 02 8235 2520


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