The Constitution of the APCC
The APCC is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. It has a board of directors, the Steering Council, who stand for re-election at least every three years. The Steering Council is made up of representatives from member firms and relevant trade bodies.
The Steering Council appoints committees to consider particular issues. These committees are chaired by a representative of the Steering Council and the body of each committee is made up of representatives from member firms.
The Steering Council admits compliance consultancy firms to membership where they meet the membership eligibility criteria, support the APCC's Objectives and Principles and agree to comply with the APCC Code of Ethics, which include
the APCC Professional Standards.
The Objectives and Principles of the APCC
The APCC has taken over from the original steering group which was sponsored by the FSA (now FCA) to provide a forum for compliance consultants and the (now) FCA to meet and discuss issues of joint interest. Membership of the APCC is open to compliance consultancy firms who support the APCC's objectives and principles, agree to comply with the APCC Code of Ethics, which include the APCC Professional Standards, and meet its eligibility criteria. The APCC was formed with the following clear objectives and principles:
Objectives of APCC
- Promote the professional standards of its members
- Communication channel
- Provide information on services provided by members
- Recognised as a Trade Body by the FCA
Principles of APCC
- Standards of Professional Conduct
- Good repute