Who we are
Find out about the organisational structure of the Commission and the committees that inform our decision making process.
The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab). It is our responsibility to regulate the individuals and businesses that provide gambling in Great Britain, including the National Lottery.
We work in partnership with licensing authorities to ensure gambling businesses are compliant in order to make gambling safer and fairer.
Our organisational structure
There are two groups which form the highest level of governance for the Gambling Commission.
They ensure we are open and accountable in our work:
Our independent commissioners are appointed by the Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Our corporate leadership and strategic decision making team.
We have committees to ensure our decisions are made openly. Each group has specific areas of expertise for gambling-related issues.
You can also see committee membership details for our commissioners and senior leadership team.
We have three expert advisory groups who provide us with independent advice to support the development of our regulatory approach. Each group is made up of different types of expertise – including academia and public health, digital and technology, and lived experience of gambling harms. You can read more about each group, its members, and its role.
Stakeholder engagement groups
We talk to a range of people who have an interest in gambling and the National Lottery to help us understand their perspectives. Occasionally we formalise this engagement by holding a forum.