Standing Committee on Regulation & Standards (SCoRS)

Standing Committee on Regulation & Standards (SCoRS)

Standing Committee on Regulation & Standards (SCoRS)

  • Regulation

The purpose of the Standing Committee on Regulation & Standards is to oversee the delivery of the Society’s regulatory policy objectives.

Graham Knowles

Graham Knowles is an experienced health service executive with a clinical background having held various demanding and high-profile positions in the NHS and more recently in the Irish health system. Has held key roles in the design and development of both delivery and commissioning organisations and worked with/on the Boards of NHS Trusts, Health Authorities, not for profit organisations and Irish health providers.

Richard Hammond S.C.

Richard is a Senior Counsel (being in the first coterie of solicitors ever to be elevated to that status by the Government of Ireland on 1st September, 2020) who practises as a solicitor with his spouse Joyce A. Good Hammond at Hammond Good LLP, Solicitors & Notaries Public, Mallow, County Cork where he is a partner. He is a self-described “succession law enthusiast” who also specialises in professional regulation, having worked in this area with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, CORU – the Health & Social Care Professionals Council, the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.  Richard is also a member of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, as a public interest nominee of the Minister for Health.  Much of his professional practise involves succession law consultancy for other law firms. He is a former President of the Southern Law Association and is a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland.  He is or has been involved in a number of committees of the Law Society of Ireland including the Education Committee (current Chairperson), the Probate, Administration & Trusts Committee (former Chairperson), the Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee (former Chairperson), and the Mental Health & Capacity Task Force (former Chairperson).  Richard teaches extensively at the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland on the Professional Practice Courses.  He is widely published and contributes regularly to CPD Conferences for Law Society Professional Training and for local Bar Associations.  Richard was previously President of the Union of Students in Ireland.

Jonathan Jennings

Dermot Jewell

Mr Dermott Jewell, Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) since 1994.Dermott is a lawyer and former CEO, now Policy & Council Advisor to the Consumers’ Association of Ireland. Representations include – Chairperson/Director of the European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland; Chairperson of the Professional Conduct Committee at the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI); Member – Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA); Member of the Financial Services & Pensions Ombudsman Council (FSPOC), Bord Bia Quality Assurance Board. He has been appointed to the newly established Consumer Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) of the European Commission and is President of ANEC – the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation.


David McCarthy, FSCSI, 

Mark Wearen, MSCI, 

Sarah Sherlock, FSCSI, 

Paul McElarney, FSCSI, 

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