UK's gambling standards body, the Betting and Gaming Council announced Friday the appointment of David Willetts as new Director of Communications and Digital. He will be joining the BGC in 2022 from his current role as Press Secretary to UK Conservative cabinet minister Ben Wallace and Head of Ministerial Communications at the Ministry of Defence.
“David joins the BGC with an outstanding career across both government and journalism, having previously worked for The Sun for over a decade before joining the MoD”, the BGC stated in a press release.
The new Director of Communications and Digital will be assisted by Deputy Director of Communications and Digital, Michael Denoual.
On this new appointment, Michael Dugher, Chief Executive, Betting and Gaming Council, commented: “The BGC is the standards body committed to driving big changes across the regulated betting and gaming industry. David Willetts is a brilliantly experienced and respected former journalist and communications professional with an outstanding reputation in the media and in government. David will be a formidable asset for the BGC. He also joins a strong team which includes the superbly talented Michael Denoual.”
David Willetts added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Betting and Gaming Council and can’t wait to get started. They’ve already made big strides increasing standards across the industry and I’m looking forward to working with the excellent team to drive that work on.”