Since 1993, Mrs.Birne has worked as Director of the Securities department and Financial Market Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia. With the establishment of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection in 1998, Mrs.Birne starts her career as Director of Inspection. Mrs.Birne has been graduated from the University of Latvia, Finance and trade faculty – with a Master’s Degree in Economics, and in 2001 she earned a Master’s degree in Social science. Signe Birne has an in-depth understanding of organizational practice and theory as well as experience within the regulation of the Latvian gaming market – land-based and online, illegal online gambling, and payment blocking. Signe Birne is very active with her country's point of view on developments of gaming business all around Europe from 2001 till 2009 she held a position as a member of the Executive Board of GREF, Gaming Regulators European Forum, and 2009 – 2012 she was a Chairman of the Executive Board of GREF. Since 2012 Mrs.Birne participated as the Latvian representative in the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gambling Services, which provides the Commission with advice and expertise in relation to the preparation of policy initiatives and facilitates the exchange of regulatory experience and good practices between the EU and the EEA Member States.