The chief executive of the UKGC, Neil McArthur, announced that he has resigned from his position. His 15 year tenure came to an end with immediate effect after his announcement. His departure came at a critical moment for the Gambling Commission due to the low volume of funding coming from the government. Sarah Gardner, the deputy chief executive, and Sally Jones, the chief operating officer, will be chief executives until further discussion.
Neil McArthur stated regarding his resignation: “I am proud of everything the Gambling Commission has achieved during my 15 years with the organisation. We have taken significant steps forward to make gambling fairer and safer, and I know that I leave the organisation in a strong position to meet its future challenges”. He added: “With a review of the Gambling Act under way, now feels the right time to step away and allow a new chief executive to lead the commission on the next stage in its journey.”
The Chairman of UKGC, Bill Moyes, said: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Neil for his many years of commitment and service to the Gambling Commission. A lot has been achieved during his time here and Neil can rightly feel proud of the organisation’s progress during his tenure as Chief Executive.