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23 January 2020 - Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Commissioners

Location: Victoria Square House, Birmingham (Boardroom)


  • Bill Moyes (Chair)
  • John Baillie
  • Carol Brady
  • Stephen Cohen
  • Trevor Pearce
  • Jonathan Scott
  • Catharine Seddon

In attendance:

  • Neil McArthur
  • Sarah Gardner
  • Paul Hope
  • Tim Miller
  • John Tanner
  • Helen Venn
  • Richard Watson
  • (REDACTED) (Board Secretary)
  • (REDACTED) (item 9)
  • (REDACTED) (Senior Lawyer, observing)
  • (REDACTED) (notes)
  • Tamsin Morgan (item 10)
  • Marie Perry (CFO)
  • Oliver Sweeney (Legal)

Apologies: None

Welcome, apologies and declarations of interest

There were no declarations of interest.

The Chair welcomed Marie Perry to the meeting, the Commission’s recently appointed new Chief Financial Officer, and (REDACTED), a Senior Lawyer at the Commission, shadowing Oliver Sweeney the Head of Legal at today’s meeting.

1. Minutes, rolling actions, forward look and Chair’s business

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2020 were approved with no amendments.

The topic of the value of the redacted version of published minutes was raised. The Board Secretary updated the Board to say that from this meeting onwards she would be providing a summary account for publication and for internal distribution. Full sets of minutes would continue to be provided for the Board.

Action: Board Secretary to provide a summary account of this Board meeting and future meetings, for external publication and internal distribution.

The rolling actions were reviewed and updated.

The Board forward look was reviewed and updated.

Chair’s business: the Board noted the paper.


2. National Lottery Competition Committee update

The Board noted the paper.


3. Remote key equipment consultation

The Board noted the paper.


4. Review of Test Houses

The Board noted the paper.


5. Engaging Experts by Experience (EbE)

The Board noted the paper.


The Board approved in principle the establishment of an Experts by Experience Panel.


6. Corporate Strategy Update: our vision and plan

The Board noted the paper.

The Board was asked to agree the proposed vision, which is a condensed version of the current strategic vision.

The strategy will be mapped against the perceptions audit to make sure it addresses the questions raised in that audit.

The Board supported the proposed vision.


7. Finance report

The Board noted the paper, in particular the financial position and revised forecast out-turn.


8. CEO Quarterly Report, including Board Performance Report

The Board noted the new slide deck format of the CEO Quarterly Report paper, which was welcomed.



9. Corporate Risk Register (CRR)

The Board noted the paper.


10. Communications stocktake

The Board noted the slide deck.


11. Any Other Business

NAO report:

The Board received an update Sarah Gardner updated the Board on the NAO report.


RemCo update report: the Board noted the paper.


12. Commissioner session only including review of the meeting

Not minuted.

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