Members of the Equity Release Council and other key stakeholders from across the financial services sector help support the Council’s activities by providing invaluable industry insight and technical expertise.

Policy and Communications Committee

Comprising membership expertise from a range of disciplines including financial advice, strategic communications, marketing and policy development, the Policy and Communications Committee provides strategic direction to the public policy and communications activities of the Council, making recommendations directly to the Main Board.

The Committee meets quarterly and is chaired by Sean Smith, Head of Public Affairs at the Equity Release Council.

Stakeholder Expert Groups 

The Policy and Communications Committee appoints stakeholder expert groups on an ad hoc basis, to consider specific policy issues or challenges to the sector to help inform the Council’s activities. Topics include: social care, financial regulation, prudential regulation.