Alderney Regulator Names Chairman And New Member

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The Alderney Government has appointed Lord Faulkner of Worcester as the new Chairman of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and Christopher Moger QC as a new member.

The Commission comprises three members who are appointed for a term of five years.

Lord Faulkner, a current member of the commission will succeed John Godfrey who retires in May 2014 while Christopher Moger QC will replace Lord Faulkner as a member of the Commission.

Falkner is the Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords, a former Government Minister and was a former member of the joint parliamentary scrutiny commission on the draft gambling bill which led to the 2005 Gambling Act.

He is also the former Chairman of the all-party inquiry into betting on sports, a member of the betting and gaming group, a former trustee of Gamcare and a former member of the FIFA Task Force amongst other roles.

Christopher Moger QC is a Barrister practicing in commercial litigation and arbitration, a former advisor to the Gaming Board for Great Britain (subsequently the Gambling Commission) and the industry in terms of casino licencing and gaming law. He has also been a Deputy Judge of the High Court since 1999.

Outgoing Chairman John Godfrey spent 14 years in the role as the first Chairman of the Commission.

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