Licence Committee and the Executive Licensing Panel

The Authority’s licensing process is governed by the provisions of sections 16 to 21 of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 1990 (as amended).

From 1st October 2009, routine decisions on licensing will be taken by panel of three members of the Authority’s staff (“the Executive Licensing Panel”). 

Complex matters, or applications which raise novel or controversial issues, will be referred to a Licence Committee composed of members of the Authority.  Research applications will be considered by the members’ Licence Committee.

Executive Licensing Panel members

  • Juliet Tizzard, Interim Director of Strategy (Chair)
  • Mark Bennett, Director of Finance & Facilities (Deputy Chair) 
  • Nick Jones, Director of Compliance  
  • Hannah Verdin, Interim Head of Policy and Communications
  • Ian Peacock, Analyst Programmer 
  • Rachel Hopkins, Head of Human Resources 
  • Paula Robinson, Head of Business Planning 
  • David Moysen, Head of Information Technology
  • Joanne Anton, Policy Manager
  • Matthew Watts, Regulatory Policy Manager

Other nominated staff members may occasionally substitute for members of the panel, but not as Chair.

Licence Committee members

  • Dr Andy Greenfield (Chair)
  • Prof. David Archard (Deputy Chair)
  • Rt Reverend Dr Lee Rayfield
  • Ms Debbie Barber
  • Ms Gemma Hobcraft
  • Ms Jane Dibblin

Full details of decisions delegated to the Executive Licensing Panel and the Licence Committee are set out in an Instrument of Delegation.

Minutes from Licence Committee and Executive Licensing Panel meetings can be found with fertility clinic inspection reports:

Relevant committee documents and links

Page last updated: 27 March 2014

How we publish our minutes and papers

Read the policy on the publication of papers (including agenda and minutes) that relate to the meetings of our Committees.

 

HFEA Standing Orders

The HFEA Standing Orders describe, in detail, the function and responsibility of the HFEA and its Authority members. 

For a full and detailed look at how we operate, download our Standing Orders: