David Pemberton appointed UK Gambling Commission Chief Operating Officer

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The Gambling Commission has today announced the appointment of David Pemberton as Chief Operating Officer – a role which will involve overseeing the regulator’s corporate services including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk.  

David, previously Executive Director at Business in the Community, will be joining the Commission at the end of June. 

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.” 

David said: “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.’’ 

Prior to his recent role, David ran 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. 


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Posted on 10 May 2017
The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain in partnership with licensing authorities. We also regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.