Michael Dugher was appointed as the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) first Chief Executive in December 2019. He was previously CEO of UK Music and a member of the Government’s Creative Industries Council.
Dugher was MP for Barnsley East for seven years from 2010, during which he served in the Shadow Cabinet including as the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Before that, he spent most of the previous decade working in Whitehall in a variety of senior roles as a Special Advisor, including at No. 10 Downing Street as Chief Political Spokesman to the Prime Minister.