• Tue. Sep 20th, 2022

GB Gambling Commission reappoints two commissioners – Regulations

ByChad J. Johnson

Sep 2, 2022

The GB Gambling Commission has reappointed two commissioners, who will begin their new terms of service from 31 December this year.

Nadine Dorries, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has reappointed John Baillie and Catharine Seddon to the Commission’s Board of Directors. They will serve until April 10, 2024.

Some eight commissioners work for the Gambling Commission, along with chairman Marcus Boyle.

Baillie is a chartered accountant and former partner of KPMG in Scotland and London. He is a former chairman of the Board of Auditors for Scotland, the watchdog of Scottish local authorities, and served two three-year terms.

Baillie was chairman of Audit Scotland, the Scottish equivalent of the National Audit Office for several years, and a member of the Reporting Panel of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for nine years. Baillie was also a Visiting Professor of Accountancy at the University of Edinburgh and previously held similar positions at other Scottish universities.

Seddon has 14 years of public service as a non-executive director, mostly for national regulators. She has been the Gambling Commission’s Senior Independent Director since 2017.

Seddon is Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority and Senior Independent Director of the Board of Legal Services. She recently joined the Board of Directors of the Child and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service.

Previously, Seddon held non-executive and committee positions with the Human Tissue Authority and the Pensions Regulator. She sits in mental health and employment tribunals, as a lay assessor in civil matters in county courts and is presiding judge in central London.