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Jersey Gambling Commission: Commissioner: Appointment

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A decision made 17 December 2015:

Decision Reference: MD-E-2015-0110

Decision Summary Title :

Appointment of a new Commissioner to the Jersey Gambling Commission

Date of Decision Summary:

14 December 2015

Decision Summary Author:


Assistant Director

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?


Type of Report:

Oral or Written?


Person Giving

Oral Report:


Written Report

Title :


Date of Written Report:


Written Report Author:

Assistant Director

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?



Appointment of new Commissioner to the Jersey Gambling Commission.


The Minister appointed a new Commissioner to the Jersey Gambling Commission.

Reason(s) for Decision:

Following the recent resignation of a Commissioner at the Jersey Gambling Commission and, following a public recruitment exercise overseen by the Jersey Appointments Commission, the Minister appointed a further Commissioner in order to ensure effective succession planning.

Resource Implications:

There are no financial or manpower implications for the States.

Action required:

The Greffier of the States to be requested to arrange for the Report to be formally presented to the States at the earliest opportunity.

Signature: Senator L.J. Farnham




Minister for Economic Development


Date Signed:



Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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