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Five new commissioners have joined the Gambling Commission Board with immediate effect: 

  • John Baillie
  • Stephen Cohen
  • Sarika Patel
  • Simone Pennie and
  • Catharine Seddon 

They were appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport following a competitive appointments process.  

Biographical details are available here 

Philip Graf, Chair of the Commission, said “I am delighted with the range of skills and backgrounds of our new Commissioners. I am sure they will bring valuable experience and significantly contribute to our work.”  

Notes to editors 

  1. More information about how we regulate the gambling industry.
  2. Useful statistics on the gambling industry
  3. More information on prevention of money-laundering.

Journalists can contact our press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Posted on 18 April 2016