Gambling Commission chief steps down

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Neil McArthur, chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, has announced that he will be leaving the organisation after nearly 15 years.

He joined the Commission in 2006 and was general counsel before rising to the role of chief executive in 2018. During his tenure as chief executive, the Gambling Commission has gone through a significant period of change as it equips itself to meet the challenges of regulating a rapidly changing and increasingly digital gambling market.

“I am proud of everything the Gambling Commission has achieved during my 15 years with the organisation,” he said. “We have taken significant steps forward to make gambling fairer and safer and I know that I leave the organisation in a strong position to meet its future challenges.

“With a review of the Gambling Act under way, now feels the right time to step away and allow a new chief executive to lead the commission on the next stage in its journey.”

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