Gellatly has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, with a background in journalism, consulting and research.
The former Financial Times sports and gambling reporter – who also helped found iGamingBusiness – will become the third executive director in the history of the AGCC, replacing the outgoing Jorn Starck who has led the regulator since 2015.
“Andrew has established himself as a trusted voice in the global gambling industry,” said AGCC chair Lord Faulkner of Worcester. “His career has been built on independence, impartiality and a deep knowledge of the sector.
“We look forward to Andrew representing the AGCC on the global stage, developing our strategy and ensuring our regulatory approach continues to meet the needs of licensees and operators.”
Gellatly said that it was an ideal time to join the regulator, due to new opportunities across the globe.
“As the global online gambling market becomes more diversified and complex, there could be no better time for me to join the Alderney Gambling Control Commission,” he said.
“Newly opening markets from Canada to Latin America are creating unprecedented opportunities for global-facing businesses, with new products and new delivery channels. I will be extending Alderney’s already established international profile as a collaborative, trusted and supportive regulator working with the highest quality brands and companies.”