Commissioners would come up with their own questions. And the public attending the hearings would be invited to submit questions in advance of each hearing.
Examples might include:
- Can you explain your job, in layman’s terms, and in what ways it is socially useful?
- Do you feel accountable for your decisions? If and when you or your colleagues fail, causing severe harm to others, what professional sanctions should apply?
- Do you fully understand, at a detailed and technical level, the consequences of the actions and decisions that you take or oversee?
- What is special about banking and financial services that warrants levels of personal reward very different from all other areas of professional expertise?
- Do you see laws and regulation as measures to be observed, for the protection of the public, or as obstacles to be circumvented?
- Do you operate according to any form of ethical code or discipline? If so, can you articulate this?
- Can you give some examples of what you would not do, as unethical?
- When you are making a decision involving significant risk, what goes through your mind?
- What is it at the end of each week that gives you personal satisfaction in your job?