Published: November 8, 2023

UK Gambling Commission Nick Rust appointed as Chair of the Commission's Industry Forum

The Gambling Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Rust as the Chair of its Industry Forum. Mr Rust will assume his role in November, serving as the Chair for a two-year term.

Mr Rust has held prominent positions in the gambling and sport sectors, including a successful six-year tenure as the CEO of the British Horseracing Authority. He currently serves as the Chair of the Starting Price Regulatory Commission and as a Non-Executive Director of Redcar Racecourse. Mr Rust is a founding partner of GVS EQ, a company specialising in equine sports, and is a trustee of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Marcus Boyle, Chair of the Commission, said: "I am delighted that Nick has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Commission's Industry Forum. Nick's extensive knowledge of the gambling sector makes him a valuable asset, and I am confident he will work with us to create a productive and insightful Industry Forum."

The Industry Forum will be made up of members from Britain’s gambling sector. They will provide the Commission with insight into the views of industry about the Commission's plans, our service to the industry and consumers, and provide insight into the wider environment in which they operate.

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