The Secretary of State has reappointed John Baillie and Catharine Seddon as Gambling Commission Commissioners.
The positions will begin on December 31, 2022, and will end on April 10, 2024.
Baillie, a Chartered Accountant and former KPMG partner in Scotland and London, is a former Chair of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, the Scottish local government watchdog, where she served two three-year terms.
Baillie was Chair of Audit Scotland, the Scottish equivalent of the National Audit Office, for several years and a member of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s Reporting Panel for nine years. He was also a visiting professor of accounting at the University of Edinburgh, and he has previously held positions in similar capacities at other Scottish universities.
Seddon has 14 years of public service as a non-executive director, primarily for national regulators, and has served as The Gambling Commission’s Senior Independent Director since 2017.
She is the Deputy Chair and Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Audit and Governance Committee, as well as the Senior Independent Director of the Legal Services Board, and she recently joined the board of the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service.
Seddon previously held non-executive and committee positions with the Human Tissue Authority and The Pensions Regulator. She serves on mental health and employment tribunals, as a lay assessor in county court civil cases, and as a presiding magistrate in Central London.
She worked as a high-end film documentary maker for 20 years before launching her own independent production company.