The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has announced that Bill Moyes’ five-year term as Chairman comes to end this year and the new chairman will be Marcus Boyle. The latter is Chairman of the British American Drama Academy and is a trustee of the Serpentine Gallery.
Brigid Simmonds, Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) Chairman, stated: “I would like to congratulate Marcus Boyle and warmly welcome him to his new role. As part of our continued commitment to ever-higher standards on safer gambling, the BGC will continue to work with the Gambling Commission, as well as with the Government on their evidence-led Gambling Review. I would also like to thank Marcus’ predecessor Bill Moyes for working with us over the last two years and wish him well for the future.”
Moreover, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “This is an important moment for the Gambling Commission as we fulfill our manifesto commitment to undertake the first major review of gambling laws in 15 years. New leadership will bring a new direction and focus for the Commission and I very much look forward to working with Marcus.”
Boyle’s five-year term begins in September 2021. Boyle has a strong background in finance as a former board member, chief strategy officer and chief operating officer of Deloitte.