Gaming Board and PCC hire Salomon

Eve Salomon, the former director of legal and company secretary at the Radio Authority, has snared two key appointments, becoming a board member at the Gaming Board and a commissioner at the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).

Salomon will be joined at the Gaming Board, the UK’s gambling regulator, by three other new members, including former Simmons & Simmons senior partner Bill Knight.

The new appointments will help the board through its transformation into the Gambling Commission, as proposed in the draft Gambling Bill, which is set to shake up the gambling industry with the intention of attracting more investment into the UK.

Knight retired from Simmons & Simmons in 2001. He is deputy chairman of Lloyd’s Council and chairman of the enforcement committee of the General Insurance Standards Council.

Most recently, Salomon was seconded to Ofcom as company secretary, where she set up the media and communications regulator’s governance arrangements and procedures. She quit at the end of 2003 and was replaced by former HMV general counsel Graham Howell. Salomon is the only lawyer among the PCC’s 17 commissioners and she has won the first position to be publicly advertised.