UK Gambling Commission appoints new Chief Operating Officer

12 May 2017

gambling commissionThe United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that David Pemberton will be their new Chief Operating Officer. Pemberton has rich experience in business management, having been part of regional operations in East Midlands and Yorkshire & the Humber. His prior business experience also includes leading roles for Credit Suisse, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Nissan.

His new responsibilities will include overseeing the Commission's corporate functions, including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk.

Sarah Harrison, UKGC's Chief Executive has welcomed Pemberton by stating that:  “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 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 commented the following on his new role: “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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