Gambling - Marcus Boyle appointed as new Chair of Gambling Commission
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has appointed Marcus Boyle as the next chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years. He takes over from Bill Moyes whose five-year term in the role comes to an end this month. Mr. Boyle is a qualified accountant.
In a press release issued by the DCMS Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden was quoted:
“This is an important moment for the Gambling Commission as we fulfil 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.
“His expertise will be invaluable as he steers the Commission into a new era of gambling regulation fit for the digital age.”
The release went on to say:
“Marcus joins the Commission with extensive change management experience across both public and private sector bodies. Most recently, he led the development and implementation of a major programme of reform at a public sector body, driving change based on his robust financial management and governance capabilities.
Marcus will utilise his background in finance in his new role as Gambling Commission Chair. He has been an equity partner for two leading global professional services firms including most recently at Deloitte, where he served as Board Member, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He is also Chair of the British American Drama Academy”.