The group, confirmed by culture secretary Lucy Frazer, includes Charles Counsell, Helen Dodds, Sheree Howard and Claudia Mortimore who will serve for terms of five years. Lloydette Bai-Marrow (pictured), Helen Philips and David Rossington have been appointed for terms of four years. Each will be paid £14,160 per annum for their role with the Gambling Commission.
The seven will serve under Gambling Commission chair Marcus Boyle alongside four other commissioners. The body which regulates gambling in England and Wales says its commissioners “bring experience and knowledge from a wide range of sectors to help us ensure gambling is fair and safe… [and] help us to ensure we meet our licensing objectives.”
The seven Gambling Commission commissioners
Bai-Marrow, an anti-corruption expert and economic crime lawyer, is the founding partner of Parametric Global Consulting, an economic crime investigations consultancy. She is also the chair of the board of Spotlight on Corruption, a UK based anti-corruption charity. Additionally, Bai-Marrow is a co-founder and director of the Black Women in Leadership network (BWIL).
Counsell was chief executive of The Pensions Regulator from April 2019 to March 2023. During his tenure, he delivered their first equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and climate change strategies.
Dodds is an international lawyer, consultant and board member. Howard is currently the executive director of risk and compliance oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority
Also among the new Gambling Commission cohort is Mortimore, who has worked in senior positions in the enforcement division of the Financial Reporting Council for more than 10 years.
Phillips is an experienced executive and non-executive, with a career spanning the public, private and not for profit sectors. Her current non-executive appointments include chair of NHS Professionals Ltd and chair of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Rossington is a former civil servant who was once acting director-general at the department for culture, media and sport.