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New Gambling Commission commissioners announced

18 April 2016

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.”

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Last updated: 23 August 2021

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