Betting and Gaming Council CEO Michal Dugher has urged the seven new UK Gambling Commission commissioners to “get out and about” and “understand” the UK’s “diverse and vibrant sector.”
The commissioners, who include chair of the board of Spotlight on Corruption Lloydette Bai-Marrow, and Sheree Howard, the executive director of risk and compliance oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority, have been brought in on four-year terms.
The cohort will look to add leadership experience to the Gambling Commission as it works through its white paper reforms on the UK’s Gambling Act 2005.
Dugher said: “I would like to welcome the new Commissioners, at this critical time for our industry, on behalf of the 110,000 jobs which rely on our members and the many millions who safely and responsibly enjoy a bet.
“There has been huge progress on safer gambling in recent years and given the contribution the industry makes to UK plc and given the often complex and technical nature of many of the businesses, I would urge the new commissioners to get out and about, and to meet with people who are working across our diverse and vibrant sector, in order to truly understand these world-leading operators.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Gambling Commission to keep raising standards, promote safer gambling and ensure the voices of punters and those who work in our industry are heard.”