UKGC names Pemberton as new chief operating officer

10 May 2017

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has appointed David Pemberton as its new chief operating officer.

Pemberton will oversee the national regulator’s various corporate services such as human resources, finance, IT, planning and risk.

Due to join the UKGC at the end of June, Pemberton previously served as executive director at Business in the Community.

“I am looking forward to contributing my experience to help shape the organisation’s skills, capabilities, structure and ways of working,” Pemberton said.

“This is an exciting time to join the Commission as it increasingly focuses on putting the consumer at the heart of its work and I welcome the opportunity to play my part in that important work.’’

Sarah Harrison, chief executive of the UKGC, added: “I’m delighted to welcome David to the Commission’s executive team; he brings a wealth of expertise in leading change and developing corporate functions that are high performing and that deliver value for money.

“This work is key to ensuring we have an organisation that is both effective and efficient as we deliver on our objectives to keep gambling fair, safe and free from crime.”

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