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Philip Graf CBE

Philip Graf CBE

Chair of the Gambling Commission

Philip Graf is Chairman of CfBT Education Trust, a leading education consultancy and service organisation, and an associate of Praesta Partners LLP.

A Cambridge law graduate, Philip joined the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo in 1983, which became Trinity International Holdings in 1985. He subsequently became Chief Executive in 1993. He became Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror Group when the company merged with the Mirror Group in 1999 – a position he held until February 2003.

In 2003 he was asked by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to carry out a review of the BBC’s online activities. 

He is a former Chairman of the Press Standards Board of Finance – the body which funds the Press Complaints Commission – and of the Broadband Stakeholder Group – the advisory group to the Government on the promotion of broadband services. He was trustee and then Vice Chair of Crisis from 2004-2012.

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