UKGC Appoint Pemberton As COO

To oversee regulator’s corporate services

David Pemberton has been appointed chief operating officer of the UK Gambling Commission, effective June 31, an industry update said Wednesday.

Pemberton, who will oversee the regulator’s corporate services including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk, previously served as executive director at Business in the Community’s regional operations in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.  He has also worked for Credit Suisse, PwC, Nissan, and Ford.

Chief Executive Sarah Harrison said: “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.”