Published: September 6, 2022

UKGC reappoints John Baillie and Catharine Seddon as Commissioners

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced Friday that the Secretary of State has reappointed John Baillie and Catharine Seddon as Commissioners, commencing 31 December 2022, until 10 April 2024. 

Baillie is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner of KPMG in Scotland and London. He is a former Chair of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, the Scottish local authority watchdog, and served two three-year terms.

He was Chair of Audit Scotland, the equivalent of the National Audit Office, for several years, and a member of the Reporting Panel of the UK Competition and Markets Authority for nine years.  

Meanwhile, Seddon has 14 years of public service as a non-executive director, mainly for national regulators. She has been the Senior Independent Director for The Gambling Commission since 2017

She is Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit and Governance committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Senior Independent Director of the Legal Services Board. She has recently joined the board of the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service. 

She has held non-executive and committee roles with the Human tissue Authority and The Pensions Regulator. She sits on tribunals in mental health and employment, as a lay assessor on civil cases in the county courts and she is a presiding magistrate in Central London.

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