New chief executive for BGC

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Grainne Hurst has joined The Betting and Gaming Council as its new chief executive officer.

Hurst joins from Entain where she is currently group corporate affairs director.

The senior leadership of the BGC is in the process of being restructured following CEO Michael Dugher’s appointment as chair to replace the outgoing Brigid Simmons OBE.

Hurst, said: “I am delighted to be joining the BGC at such a crucial time for its members and the millions of customers they serve. I am very grateful to Michael Dugher for everything he has done in establishing the BGC and I look forward to working closely with him to move it forward.

“My focus will always be on ensuring that we have a well-regulated industry which protects customers and looks after their interests.

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“The betting industry in the UK has world leading businesses and iconic brands and I will work hard to ensure they remain so. There is much to be done and I look forward to getting started.”

Dugher, added: “Grainne’s appointment is excellent news for BGC and our members. She won a very tough external recruitment process and clearly demonstrated that she has not only mission critical knowledge and experience in the regulated industry – both online and in the land based sector – but also a strong vision for continued change and improvement at the BGC.”

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