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Role of Board members

Members of the Board have collective responsibility for its operation. They must:

  • engage fully in collective consideration of the issues, taking account of the full range of relevant factors, including any guidance issued by the Gambling Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport;
  • respond appropriately to complaints; and
  • ensure that the Board does not exceed its powers or functions.

Communications between the Board and the Gambling Commission or Ministers will generally be through the Chair, except where the Board has agreed that an individual member should act on its behalf. Nevertheless, any Board member has the right of access to the Chair of the Gambling Commission on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a Board member.

Individual Board members can be removed from office by the Chair of the Gambling Commission if they fail to perform the duties required of them in line with the standards expected.

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