Brad started working for the Gambling Commission in late 2009 as a Betting Technical Compliance Manager. He is a classic case of ‘poacher turned gamekeeper.
‘Prior to joining the Gambling Commission, I worked for Ladbrokes starting as a part-time Saturday cashier in their shops through to running a group of shops across Leicester and surrounding areas.
‘Since joining, I’ve had the opportunity to develop a range of skills and gain new experience in areas such as stakeholder management, policy development and compliance/enforcement work. This has allowed me to progress through various roles to now have responsibility for our rules and regulations across the whole gambling landscape in my post of Programme Director for the Regulatory Framework. My team also coordinate our relationships with central Government.
Brad doesn’t hesitate when asked what he enjoys most about working here: ‘I enjoy the challenges and opportunities that the Commission provides staff. My progress through the organisation demonstrates a clear commitment that the organisation has to developing its staff’.
‘Each day can be different when regulating the gambling industry' he continues 'from briefing the CEO ahead of a TV interview on eSports, meeting with government officials to update them on our work, or reviewing new draft regulations for online gambling. A key part of my role is to find ways for my team members and wider colleagues to benefit from the same sort of opportunities I have, to continually develop themselves in their current role or with one eye on their future career.