UKGC appoints David Pemberton as Chief Operating Officer

David Pemberton

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of David Pemberton as the body’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Pemberton is expected to join the UKGC’s leadership team at the end of June, and will be tasked with managing the regulator’s corporate services including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk.

For the past 13-years Pemberton has acted as Executive Director of UK business network and non-profit organisation Business in the Community (BITC), helping relationships between community members and commercial enterprises.

UKGC Chief Executive Sarah Harrison commented on the appointment of Pemberton: “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 issued the following statement on joining UKGC’s leadership team“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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