THE government of Gibraltar has appointed William Hill’s director of regulatory affairs Andrew Lyman as the new head of its Gambling Division.

Lyman will replace Phill Brear who has held the position for 10 years will take up a new post as an advisor to both the government and the Gambling Division.

Gaming Minister Albert Isola said: “Lyman will lead the excellent work of the Game Division and will improve its dynamics.

“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.”

Lyman has been with William Hill for the past 8 years and is widely considered the go-to individual in all gaming matters.

His previous roles include acting CEO of the Association of British Bookmakers, director of monitoring and enforcement for the UK Gambling Commission, Enforcement Lawyer/Investigator for the UK Financial Services Authority, and tax investigations manager at PwC.

Lyman is expected to take office in January 2018.