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Rachel Lampard, who has been a Commissioner since 2006, has now been appointed to the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, our advisory body.  She is due to retire from her post on the Gambling Commission Board in July this year after nine years in office.

Rachel provides a unique combination of an understanding of both the policy and regulatory approach adopted by the Commission as well as the history and evolution of the arrangements for providing research, education and treatment for gambling. Rachel led the original review of the effectiveness and level of existing voluntary arrangements for research, education and treatment requested by the Department for Culture Media and Sport in 2007.

More recently, she headed up the Commission’s review of social responsibility measures within Licence conditions and codes of practice.

Rachel’s appointment offers continuity in expertise of regulatory policy matters which we hope will be enhanced by further additional RGSB Board members being sought through a current external recruitment exercise. Applicants are invited with expertise in addiction, harm prevention, young people, social and digital media, evaluation, and economics and public health.

Notes to editors

  1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. Subject to these overriding public protection objectives, as regulator of the National Lottery the Commission monitors and challenges Camelot to raise the maximum amount for good causes. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.
  2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great Britain other than spread betting, which is the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  3. Rachel Lampard leads an ecumenical team shaping Baptist, Methodist, Church of Scotland and United Reformed Church work on political and social issues. She was previously a trustee of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust and the Society for the Study of Gambling. She is currently Chair of Governors of a large London primary school.
  4. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website for information on legal advice.
  5. Journalists can contact our press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk  
Posted on 27 March 2015