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UK Gambling Commission appoints new COO

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UK Gambling Commission (GC) has announced the appointment of David Pemberton as Chief Operating Officer.

Pemberton will oversee the GC’s corporate functions, including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk.

Prior to accepting the role with the GC, Pemberton ran Business in the Community’s regional operations in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & the Humber, having also previously worked for Credit Suisse, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Nissan.

GC Chief Executive, Sarah Harrison, welcomed the appointment: “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.”

Pemberton said: “I’m very pleased to be joining the Gambling Commission. I am looking forward to contributing my experience to help shape the organisation’s skills, capabilities, structure and ways of working.

“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.’’

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