Anne Marie Caulfield Appointed CEO Designate of Ireland Gambling Authority

James Browne, Ireland’s Minster of State for Law Reform, has announced that Ms. Anne Marie Caulfield has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer Designate of the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland.

There will be new legislation published in the autumn that will set out the establishment of a new Irish regulatory authority and it is expected to become operational in 2023. It comes as Browne has been working to overhaul the country’s online and land-based legislation.

A Programme Board has been created by the Department of Justice to oversee the process and ensure that work is keeping pace with the legislative process. The aim is to reduce the amount of time between the enactment of the legislation and the new regulator beginning work.

As part of this, Ms. Caulfield has been announced the CEO Designate. She was appointed following an international procurement process run by the Public Appointments Service.

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Anne Marie Caulfield, who will bring a wealth of professional experience and expertise to the role. The appointment of the CEO Designate is an important milestone in the future establishment of the Gambling Regulatory Authority, advancing a key Programme for Government commitment. Greater regulation of the gambling industry in Ireland has long been called for and is a key priority for me as Minister.

James BrowneMinster of State for Law Reform

Ms. Caulfield described her appointment as a “great privilege” and said that she is relishing the challenge of putting a new “effective and efficient” regulatory framework into place. Caulfield added, “I look forward to developing a close working relationship with all of the stakeholders in the sector, Gambling Regulators elsewhere in the EU and with Department of Justice officials.”

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