Sarah Harrison leaves the UKGC

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Credits: UKGC

The gambling commission revealed that Sarah Harrison is stepping down from her role of Chief Executive.

UK.- The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced that Sarah Harrison, the current Chief Executive, is leaving the Commission by the end of February as she will take up a senior role with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Bill Moyes, chairman of the UKGC, said that the commission has set an ambitious agenda and clear priorities for treating customers fairly and making play safer and the 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,” he added.

Sarah Harrison commented: “I am proud of the work that all at the Commission have delivered together. I am very confident that as the Commission delivers its new strategy it will go from strength to strength and will continue to make gambling in Britain fairer and safer.”

The process of finding a successor for Sarah is already underway, and a further announcement will be made once the UKGC finds a new chief executive. Neil McArthur, the Commission’s Chief Counsel and Executive Director, will be appointed by the Commission as Acting Chief Executive with effect from 28 February 2018 until the permanent CEO can take up post.