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Nick Rust appointed Gambling Commission Chair of Industry Forum

Rust will serve as the Chair for a two-year term. 

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The Gambling Commission has announced the first Chair of its Industry Forum, hiring Nick Rust for the role; he will start this month, serving for a two-year period. 

Rust has held prominent roles within the gambling and sport sectors, including as the CEO of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). In his current role, Rust serves as the Chair of the Starting Price Regulatory Commission and as a Non-Executive Director of Redcar Racecourse.

Rust is also a Founding Partner and Director of GVS EQ, which is a company that offers specialist consulting services for the global equestrian and gaming sector, while he is also a trustee of the Injured Jockeys Fund. 

Back in September, the Gambling Commission announced the formation of its Industry Forum, which will be made up of members of Britain's gambling sector. The aim of it is to facilitate a direct channel of communications from operators in the UK to express feedback on gambling changes and regulations and to provide insight into the wider environment in which they operate. 

Chair of the Commission, Marcus Boyle, commented on the appointment of Rust: “I am delighted that Nick has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Commission's Industry Forum. Nick’s extensive knowledge of the gambling sector makes him a valuable asset, and I am confident he will work with us to create a productive and insightful Industry Forum.” 

This news comes after seven new Commissioners were hired to the Gambling Commission in September. 

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