Standing Committees

The purpose of the Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees is to further the achievement of the object and charitable purposes of the Institute on a global basis.

Chairs of any Standing Committee or Working Group cannot exceed three years in office.

Subject to budgetary provision, Chairs may establish sub-committees for limited purposes and for limited time periods and only to undertake specific tasks.

  • Arran Dowling-Hussey, FCIArb (Chair) (Trustee)  
  • Andrew Miller, KC, FCIArb (Trustee)  
  • Charles Laganá Putz (Trustee)   
  • Nadeem Sohail (Independent)  
  • Paul Barrett, C.Arb FCIArb (Chair) (Trustee)  
  • Ron C Hamilton (Trustee)  
  • Peace Joseph (Independent)   
  • Nicolas Crapp (Independent)   
  • Caroline Kenny, KC, C.Arb FCIArb (Chair) (Trustee) 
  • Ben Giaretta, FCIArb (Trustee)  
  • Theophile Margellos, MCIArb (Trustee)  
  • Helen Suwannawongse (Independent)  
  • Patricia Chale (Independent)  
  • Ben Giaretta, FCIArb (Chair) (Trustee)
  • Marion Smith, KC, FCIArb (Trustee)  
  • Nighat Dad (Trustee)  
  • Lucy Greenwood, C.Arb FCIArb (Trustee)  
  • Anita Kimber (Chair) (Trustee)  
  • Chikwendu Madumere, FCIArb (Trustee)  
  • Rama Sridhar (Trustee) 

Role: Peer Review Panel Member

At Ciarb, we are committed to promoting effective dispute resolution, and the benefits it brings to society and economies, across the world. We are recognised globally as a thought leader and champion all aspects of dispute resolution across arbitration, mediation and adjudication, setting robust ethical standards. Ciarb brings together an inclusive community of diverse dispute resolvers, delivering learning and networking opportunities, qualifications, mentorship, research and resources, events and best practice guidance.

Ciarb is committed to ensuring that its governance arrangements reflect current best practices and support the delivery of its strategy. 

Following a recent governance reform, the Disciplinary Rules were revised to:

  • reduce the number of steps involved in the disciplinary process;
  • introduce a separation of powers between those conducting investigations and those making disciplinary decisions and issuing disciplinary sanctions, and;
  • use the Disciplinary Tribunal for only the most serious misconduct (warranting permanent expulsion), and the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) for lesser sanctions.

We are looking to appoint Peer Review Panels in each of the regions in which the Institute operates (UK, Europe, East Asia, Australia, Americas, Ireland, Africa and Middle-East Indian/Sub-continent) from amongst the Ciarb Membership to help support Ciarb’s new disciplinary process. We are seeking PRP Members who can demonstrate a commitment to the work, values and vision of Ciarb. You will have experience in an investigative role, be a clear thinker, be a good communicator, and be willing and able to devote time to the role.

To learn more about Ciarb, please visit and @Ciarb_official.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Review Panel Member please submit a covering letter along with your CV to Katie Odling, Head of Governance by 22 March 2024. We anticipate that interviews will be held online the week commencing 8 April 2024.

Role Profile and Responsibilities


The overall purpose of the Peer Review Panel is to advise and/or assist the staff and/or Board on any matters requiring impartial expertise within the PRP’s remit. This could include (but is not limited to), issues involving panels or membership of panels, investigations and preparation of reports.

Peer Review Panel Members

The Peer Review Panel Members will have global representation and be appointed by the Professional Conduct Committee.

Term of Appointment

Peer Review Panel Members are appointed for a term of three years.


Peer Review Panel Members shall be professional members of Ciarb and shall not be members of either: (i) the Professional Conduct Committee; (ii) the Disciplinary Tribunal or (iii) the Appeals Tribunal.


  • To consider complaints made by any person or organisation to the Professional Conduct Committee of Ciarb, concerning alleged ‘misconduct’ of any member of Ciarb, in accordance with Ciarb’s Disciplinary Rules.
  • To review evidence; establish facts; and prepare reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A passion to enhance the provision of alternative dispute resolution globally.
  • Ability to interpret legal advice and to determine the most appropriate application of Ciarb procedures.
  • Ability to participate in meetings and group decision-making.
  • Good level of IT proficiency.
  • Understanding and commitment to upholding confidentiality and Data Protection Regulations.
  • Understanding and commitment to applying the principles of equality and diversity legislation.
  • Previous experience of disciplinary or committee work.

Personal Skills

  • Ability to analyse and weigh up complex information quickly, to make informed and robust decisions.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to challenge and debate issues constructively to reach a position of collective responsibility.
  • Highly effective listening skills, with the ability to respond to different viewpoints and draw on own and others’ expertise in developing thoughts and ideas.
  • Works supportively and builds team cohesiveness with other members, the Chief Executive Officer and executive team.

Personal Attributes

  • Able to bring energy to implementing improvements and bringing about change when required.
  • Demonstrates sound and independent judgement and has an inclusive, consultative, collegiate, and supportive style.
  • Embraces the diversity of professional disciplines within Ciarb’s membership, and considers the requirements and expectations of different communities.
  • Available to commit the necessary time and effort to fulfilling the role requirements.

Remuneration and Expenses

Whilst these roles are non-remunerated, expenses incurred in the proper performance of duties will be reimbursed in accordance with Ciarb’s Expenses Policy.

How to Apply

Please send your covering letter along with your CV to: Katie Odling, Head of Governance, at

Please ensure that you have included the best telephone number to reach you on, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the recruitment timetable.

If, by way of a reasonable adjustment, you wish to receive this information in a different format, or apply using an alternative format, please contact Katie Odling, Head of Governance, at

Recruitment Information

We anticipate interviews will take place w/c 8 April 2024 by video conference with the Chair of the PCC, one Lay Member, the General Counsel and Head of Governance.


If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Katie Odling, Head of Governance, at

Your Personal Data

We may ask you for diversity and monitoring information, to monitor our recruitment and appointments processes to ensure they are inclusive. This information is not mandatory to provide, will be kept separately from the rest of your application, and does not form part of your application. There will be no detriment to you if you choose not to provide this information. For more information about this and how we will hold your personal data, please see our privacy notice.