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Gambling Commission adds new members

Mary Chapman and Robert Foster currently work for National Lottery Commission and are to begin new terms with watchdog from 1 April.

Thursday 28th March 2013

The British government’s Gambling Commission watchdog has announced that Mary Chapman and Robert Foster are set to be its two newest members following appointment by Hugh Robertson, Sport and Tourism Minister. The Gambling Commission revealed that the new appointees are currently commissioners for the National Lottery Commission and are due to take up their new roles from April 1 with Foster’s term lasting a year while Chapman is to serve until 13 January 2016. The Gambling Commission now consists of eight commissioners with Philip Graf serving as Chairman assisted by Jenny Williams working as Chief Executive Officer. Other members include Robin Dahlberg, Rachel Lampard, Anthony Lilley, Walter Merricks, Graham Sharp and Peter Teague. Both Chapman and Foster are to continue with the National Lottery Commission until this organisation’s functions are merged with those of the Gambling Commission in August. Chapman was appointed to the National Lottery Commission in January of 2008 and also works as Chairman for its Remuneration Committee and as a member of its Regulating with Excellence Reference Group. Her career in marketing and general management began with L’Oreal UK Group before she served as Chief Executive Officer for Chartered Management Institute and Chief Executive Officer for Investors in People UK. For his part, Foster was named to the National Lottery Commission in April of 2005 and has also served as Chairman for its Project Board. The chartered engineer worked as Chief Executive Officer for the Competition Commission until September of 2004 and has additionally held senior government posts including responsibility for innovation expenditures at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Source: OnlineCasinoNews

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