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Gambling Commission gets new CEO
Written on Friday 12th June, 4:43 am by admin
The UK Gambling Commission has appointed Sarah Harrison to be its new CEO. Harrison, who is currently a senior partner at energy watchdog Ofgem, will take over from Jenny Williams in October.

Harrison will become only the second Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission. Jenny Williams has been at the helm of the UK Gambling Commission since it was created from its previous body - the Gaming Board of Great Britain.

Philip Graf, Chair of the Commission, said: “I am delighted that Sarah is joining the Commission and look forward to working closely with her. We are making significant progress in our aims to raise standards in the gambling industry, empower consumers to manage the risks of gambling and to build partnership and understanding of gambling issues.

Sarah has a wealth of experience in regulation along with social and consumer policy and communications – she is well placed to lead the Commission into its second decade as the regulator of commercial gambling in Great Britain.”

Harrison commented: “I am very pleased to be appointed Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, and look forward to the challenges of keeping gambling fair and safe and regulating an industry which is changing rapidly with technology.

Working with the staff, industry, stakeholders and partners in government, I welcome the opportunity to build on the strong foundations laid by the Commission over the last decade.”

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