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Philip Nicol-Gent

Chair (Lay member)

Appointed to the IRB: 1 January 2016. IRB Vice Chair: 2017-2021. IRB Chair: 2022-present.


Philip Nicol-Gent was called to the bar of England and Wales in 1991 and practised as a barrister until 2000 when he moved to Guernsey to work for the Attorney-General. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2003 following a period of study at L'Université de Caen in Normandy. Philip acted for both the Government and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as well as holding appointments from the Royal Court as an amicus curiae in complex cases. Between 2009 and 2012 Philip was a delegate of HM Solicitor-General for Guernsey. In 2011 Philip moved to the Financial Services Commission first as a Regulatory Director and then the General Counsel from 2013 until 2020.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of, or interests in, formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies

  • Barrister, England and Wales (called to the Bar by the Inner Temple)
  • Advocate, Royal Court of Guernsey
  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Audit Committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • None

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • None

Professional or social relationships with individuals who have business relationships or who compete with ICAEW

  • None

Any other matters you feel should be identified

  • ICAEW registered firm Chavereys are Examiners of the accounts of the General Aviation Safety Council LBG on which I am the Royal Meteorological Society's representative.
  • Crowe U.K. LLP, a firm registered to carry on audit work by the ICAEW are the auditors of the Royal Aeronautical Society of whose Audit Committee I am a member.
Philip Nicol-Gent