Lord Faulkner

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Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Chairman of the Commission – is a British parliamentarian with extensive knowledge of gambling regulation. He served on the joint scrutiny committee on the draft gambling bill 2003-04, and chaired a parliamentary inquiry into betting on sport 2004-05. He was a strategy adviser to Alderney Gambling Control Commission 2005-08. Prior to entering the House of Lords in 1999, he had for many years been an adviser to the football pool companies. He is a member of the Channel Islands all-party parliamentary group. From 2006-09 he was a member of FIFA Task Force “For the Good of the Game” (with special responsibilities for sports betting integrity) and is a former Gamcare trustee. Lord Faulkner served as a minister in the government whips’ office 2009-10, and is now a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. He was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he is an honorary fellow.