Nick Rust has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Gambling Commission’s Industry Forum for a two-year term. Rust, with significant experience in the gambling and sport sectors, including serving as the CEO of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), will assume the role starting this month. 

Currently, he also holds positions as the Chair of the Starting Price Regulatory Commission and as a Non-Executive Director of Redcar Racecourse. Rust is a Founding Partner and Director of GVS EQ, providing specialist consulting services for the global equestrian and gaming sector, and serves as a trustee of the Injured Jockeys Fund. 

The Industry Forum, formed by the Gambling Commission in September, comprises members from the UK gambling sector, aiming to establish a direct channel for operators to provide feedback on regulatory changes and offer insights into their operating environment. 

Marcus Boyle, Chair of the Commission, expressed confidence in Rust’s appointment, citing his extensive knowledge of the gambling sector and expecting a productive and insightful Industry Forum.

 This development follows the addition of seven new Commissioners to the Gambling Commission in September.


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