A new group of commissioners has been appointed to the UK Gambling Commission, including the chair of a UK-based anti-corruption charity. Culture secretary Lucy Frazer confirmed the appointment of seven new commissioners, who will serve for terms of either four or five years. The seven appointees include Charles Counsell, Helen Dodds, Sheree Howard, Claudia Mortimore, Lloydette Bai-Marrow, Helen Philips, and David Rossington, each earning an annual salary of £14,160 for their role with the Gambling Commission.
These commissioners will serve alongside four other commissioners under Gambling Commission chair Marcus Boyle. The Gambling Commission, which regulates gambling in England and Wales, emphasizes that the new commissioners bring experience and knowledge from various sectors to help ensure fair and safe gambling practices and meet licensing objectives.
Among the new appointments is Lloydette Bai-Marrow, who serves as the chair of the board of Spotlight on Corruption, a UK-based anti-corruption charity, as well as the founding partner of Parametric Global Consulting, an economic crime investigations consultancy. Additionally, Bai-Marrow is a co-founder and director of the Black Women in Leadership network (BWIL).
Charles Counsell, the former chief executive of The Pensions Regulator, delivered their first equality, diversity, and inclusion strategy and climate change strategies during his tenure. Helen Dodds is an international lawyer, consultant, and board member, while Sheree Howard currently serves as the executive director of risk and compliance oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority.
Claudia Mortimore has worked in senior positions in the enforcement division of the Financial Reporting Council for over 10 years, and Helen Philips is an experienced executive and non-executive, holding current non-executive appointments as chair of NHS Professionals Ltd and chair of the Chartered Insurance Institute. David Rossington, a former civil servant, once acted as the director-general at the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport.
The diverse background and experience of the new commissioners aim to strengthen the Gambling Commission’s ability to ensure fair and safe gambling practices in England and Wales.