December 5, 2022 3 min read

Alderney’s Gambling Regulator Names Andrew Gellatly Director

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), the gambling regulator of the Island of Alderney, announced Monday it selected a new executive director. The Commission revealed it hired the services of Andrew Gellatly as its new executive director.

Andrew Gellatly Becomes Executive Director of the AGCC

In his new position as executive director of the regulator, Gellatly is replacing the outgoing director, Jorn Starck. Starck joined the regulator back in 2007, but in 2015, he was appointed as executive director. Gellatly has a solid gambling industry background and becomes the third director of the Commission.

Overall, Gellatly has more than 25 years of experience within the online gambling vertical. He is a proven expert with significant knowledge in the industry. Moreover, Gellatly is the founder of VIXIO GamblingCompliance, as well as iGaming Business, two portals that provide knowledge for the gambling industry. His professional background includes a gambling and sports reporter position with the Financial Times as well. Aside from journalism, Gellatly spearheaded research on regulation and regulatory policies among other consulting for the growing gambling industry.

The Appointment Brings Excitement

Sharing his excitement, Gellatly said that he joins the regulator at a time when the online gambling vertical continues to grow. He explained that emerging new markets in Latin America, as well as Canada, create new growth opportunities for gambling operators.

As the global online gambling market becomes more diversified and complex, there could be no better time for me to join the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Andrew Gellatly, executive director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission

At the same time, Gellatly acknowledged that those markets create new delivery channels for products and services. Last but not least, he said: “I will be extending Alderney’s already established international profile as a collaborative, trusted and supportive regulator working with the highest quality brands and companies.”

Andrew has established himself as a trusted voice in the global gambling industry. His career has been built on independence, impartiality, and a deep knowledge of the sector.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester, chair of the AGCC

AGCC’s chair, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, added that Gellatly has a track record within the global gambling industry. He acknowledged that throughout his career, Gellatly proved to have significant knowledge of the sector. Lord Faulkner said that the AGCC is looking forward to seeing Gellatly represent it on a global scale and help in the creation of an appropriate regulatory strategy that will help operators and licensees.

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