According to an announcement on Thursday by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on its website, the Chief Executive Sarah Harrison has resigned from the Organization leaving at the end of February 2018, following Nick Tofiluk’s departure.
Ms Harrison will take a senior role with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Neil McArthur who is currently the Chief Counsel & Executive Director of the Organization, will take the place of the ex Chief Executive until a permanent replacement is found.
“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,” Ms Harrison said.
The Chairman of the UKGC, Bill Moyes, added: “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.”