The UK Gambling Commission is on the hunt for a new chief executive officer following current incumbent Sarah Harrison's notification that she will be departing early in the New Year to take up a senior role with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Until her replacement is found, Neil McArthur, the Commission’s chief counsel and executive director, will occupy the hot seat from February 28 2018, when Harrison leaves.
Bill Moyes, chairman of the Commission said in a statement this week:
“The Gambling Commission has set an ambitious agenda and clear priorities for treating customers fairly and making play safer and our new three-year strategy embeds this approach for the future. Sarah’s impact has been significant in shaping this direction of travel. I and my Board colleagues wish Sarah every success for the future and look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver this agenda over the next few months.”
Harrison served two years as CEO and was the regulator’s second chief executive after replacing ten-year veteran Jenny Williams. She has proved to be an outspoken regulator who added fresh impetus to the consumer rights imperative