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Marcus Boyle appointed as new Chair of Gambling Commission Published Date: 02/09/2021

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has appointed Marcus Boyle as the next chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years.

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.

The government is considering the role and resources of the Gambling Commission as part of its Gambling Act Review, a manifesto commitment, which will consider the need to balance the enjoyment people get from gambling with the right regulatory framework and protections.

Online restrictions and marketing are among the areas being looked at to examine in detail how gambling has changed over the past 15 years.


  • The Gambling Act ReviewCall for Evidence closed on 31 March and the government intends to publish a white paper before the end of the year.
  • Marcus Boyle will hold the post of Chair of the Gambling Commission from 5 September 2021 to 4 September 2026.