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Andrew Rhodes

Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner

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Andrew joined the Gambling Commission as Interim Chief Executive in June 2021 and was appointed as permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 2022.

As well as being CEO, Andrew was appointed as a Commissioner on 4 July 2023.

Andrew joined the Commission from Swansea University, where he was Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, and previously held a range of senior civil service roles at Director-General and Director level at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Food Standards Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Responsible for

As the Commission’s Accounting Officer, Andrew is personally responsible for safeguarding public funds, for propriety and regularity in the handling of those public funds and for the day-to-day operations and management of the Commission.

View a full list of the Chief Executive's responsibilities in our Corporate Governance Framework, section 2 - Roles, responsibilities and conduct.

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