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Board of Commissioners

Our Commissioners are appointed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. They provide experience and knowledge from a wide range of sectors and industries to help us ensure the licensing objectives are met.

Read about our Commissioners on our beta website. 

Board meetings 2020:

  • 23 January
  • 27 February
  • 26 March
  • 18 June
  • 17 September
  • 19 November
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Bill Moyes (Chair)

Bill Moyes (Chair)

Dr William (Bill) Moyes’ career has spanned the public and private sectors, including leadership roles in five national regulators.Having completed a PhD in theoretical chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Bill entered the fast-stream of the UK Civil Service in 1974 and his 20-year career in the Civil Service was spent mainly in policy-making roles in Whitehall and in the Scottish Office.Bill is currently Chair of the General Dental Council, which regulates the dental team to protect the public and secure the delivery of high standards of education and training and professional practice.Other key elements of Bill’s career include: seven years in banking, funding the construction of hospitals; being the Director-General of the British Retail Consortium; and Executive Chairman of Monitor, the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts. Previous board appointments include the Priory Hospital Group, the Legal Services Board and the Office of Fair Trading.Bill has extensive experience of organisational leadership at Board and senior executive level, and of the regulation of industries and professional groups.

John Baillie

John Baillie

John Baillie is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner of KPMG in Scotland and London. He is immediate past chair of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, the Scottish local authority watchdog and served two three-year terms. He was also a member of the Reporting Panel of the UK Competition and Markets Authority for nine years.John is a visiting professor of accountancy at the University of Edinburgh and has previously held similar appointments at other Scottish universities.

Carol Brady

Carol Brady

Former Chair of Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Carol is now Chair of the Claims Management Regulation Unit for the Ministry of Justice and Managing Director of her own consultancy business. Carol was awarded an MBE in June 2016 in recognition of her services to consumers and better regulation. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, an honour bestowed on her by her peers in 2009 and which recognises her contribution to the profession. She began her career with trading standards and has worked in the former Department for Trade and Industry, to set up the Consumer Direct helpline in the UK.

Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

Stephen has over 40 years’ experience in asset management, in Asia, Europe and the USA. He started his career with Mercury Asset Management and worked both as a portfolio manager and in business development. Stephen is also on the board of the Health & Care Professions Council, a healthcare regulator and is Chair of Audit for both the JPMorgan Japan Investment Trust plc and the Schroder UK Public Private Trust plc. Stephen brings a global business perspective, deep experience of finance and financial services regulation, corporate governance, as well as board engagement, activism and fintech.

Trevor Pearce CBE QPM

Trevor Pearce CBE QPM

Trevor’s background is in Law Enforcement, in which he spent 40 years across local policing and national agencies.He started his career in the Kent County Constabulary before moving on to the National Crime Squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency, and National Crime Agency, spending the majority of his time in specialist investigation and intelligence roles.Trevor is Chairman of UK Anti-Doping, an arms-length-body of government responsible for tackling doping in sport, a Trustee of Canterbury Oast Trust, a charity providing residential and other services to adults with learning difficulties where he also chairs the Care committee and a trustee of Stop the Trafik, a charity working to prevent human trafficking.Since concluding his law enforcement career, during which time he was Director General of both the National Crime Squad and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Trevor has focused on regulatory roles and risk management.Trevor brings significant experience of running large complex organisations, dealing with international serious and organised crime, and investigation and intelligence practices including those around anti-money laundering, integrity and anti-corruption.

Catharine Seddon

Catharine Seddon

Catharine spent 20 years as a film maker. She started as a graduate trainee producer with the BBC and soon specialised in high-end film documentary, eventually setting up her own production company. In 2000, she became a magistrate and eventually left television to take up other judicial roles and to become a member of the Human Tissue Authority and the independent appeals committee of the HFEA. Catharine now sits on the Legal Services Board as well as on the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator. She sits on tribunals in mental health and employment and as a lay assessor on high profile civil cases in the County courts. She is also a trustee for The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. AS ARAC chair for the HTA, she oversaw the introduction of a comprehensive programme of assurance mapping and had particular input into communications strategy. Catharine brings experience of regulation in a wide variety of sectors as well as media knowledge.

Brian Bannister

Brian Bannister

Currently the Executive Director for Strategic Insight and Influence at The Law Society of England and Wales, Brian Bannister previously led global communications for KPMG and was also PwC’s UK Director of Communications for six years. Prior to that role he was PwC’s UK Director of Public Affairs, responsible for Government, regulator and stakeholder relations.

Terry Babbs

Terry Babbs

Terry Babbs has spent his executive career in both the private and public sectors – including with Tesco and a number of global supply chain management organisations. Aside from his new role at the Gambling Commission, Terry is also the Senior Independent Director at the General Dental Council, vice chair of the Investment Committee of Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme, and a non-executive director of HMRC’s Valuation Office Agency.

Jo Hill

jo hill

Jo Hill is currently Executive Director of Strategy and Risk at The Pensions Regulator where she leads on corporate strategy, risk management, data and analysis. She was previously Director of Market Intelligence, Data and Analysis at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and held a number of senior roles across the FCA, while also working in the banking and insurance sectors. Jo is also a Trustee of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.