UK gambling industry oversight body the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Trevor Pearce will be re-appointed to the organisation’s Board of Commissioners for a second four-year term, lasting from July 1 2019 to June 30 2023.
Pearce brings to the UKGC over 40 years of experience in the law enforcement field, having worked for the Kent County Constabulary, the National Crime Squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency, and National Crime Agency. Most of his career in law enforcement has been spent working in intelligence and specialist investigatory roles.
Although his expertise is said to lie primarily in the areas of investigation and anti-money laundering intelligence practices, he also has experience of dealing with international serious and organised crime, in addition to the management of sophisticated organisations.
The decision to extend Pearce’s time on the Board of Commissioners follows a recent announcement that the UKGC will be consulting on how it develops stronger and safer gambling practices and strategies. The consultation, which will run until March, will stress the importance of developing new research into prevention and treatment of a range of gambling-related harms.
The UKGC have also confirmed that the reappointment of Pearce has been conducted according to the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments.
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