Mr Andrew Lyman has been appointed as the Executive Director and Head of the Gambling Division. Mr Lyman is currently Director of Regulatory Affairs at William Hill in London.

Speaking today, Minister with responsibility for Gambling in Gibraltar, Albert Isola, said: "Andrew is very well known in the industry here, in the UK and further afield as an authoritative voice on policy, regulation, public affairs and the operation and development of all aspects of remote and non-remote gambling. His experience with HMRC, the FSA, the Gambling Commission, William Hill and more widely with industry bodies made him an outstanding candidate in the selection process and we are delighted he is joining us in Gibraltar."

Government confirmed it has planned for a technical handover with outgoing Head Phill Brear, who will then step in to a new advisory role for both the Government and The Gambling Division, as they prepare for a series of changes to taxation arrangements, the introduction of the Gambling Act Review and the new regulatory policies and codes that will be rolled out during 2018.

Minister Isola continued: "Andrew will now be driving the excellent work of the Gambling Division and enhancing that process. Government recognises that this area needs more resource and support and we are very fortunate to have Andrew joining us. I am pleased that we will continue to have the experience, knowledge and support of Phill Brear in his new position supporting Andrew and Government in this area.

Gibraltar remains committed to supporting the Gaming Community and to providing the very best in remote and all other gambling services, safely and securely, and Andrew's appointment reflects this commitment and determination to remain best in class."

Mr Lyman is expected to take up his position in January 2018.