Brigid Simmonds OBE, the regulatory authority that oversees the betting and gaming business in the United Kingdom, announced recently that she will be leaving her position as chairman on April 20, 2024. Simmonds has been essential to the growth of the BGC since its establishment in 2019.
Michael Dugher, the BGC’s current chief executive, will take over from Simmonds. Dugher is scheduled to take over as Chairman on April 21, 2024. When considering Simmonds’ time, Dugher recognized her noteworthy contributions to the field. He complimented her for founding the group and bringing together several industrial sectors. Leading a program of revolutionary transformation, Simmonds gave top priority to raising the bar for safer gaming.
Words of Appreciation
Dugher thanked Simmonds for her leadership and praised her honesty and broad regard in a variety of political and business contexts. He underlined the departing Chairman’s significant contribution to promoting industry stakeholders’ collaboration and a safer gaming environment. Simmonds responded by thanking the Executive Committee, members, charities, and stakeholders for their cooperative efforts throughout her term.
Dugher expressed his intention to expand on Simmonds’ accomplishments as the next Chairman. He promised to keep up the momentum in raising industry standards, supporting workers in the sector, and making sure millions of fans had a fun and safe betting experience.
In her reflections on her tenure as Chairman, Simmonds emphasized the honor of being a part of the BGC’s growth and standing in for the 110,000 people whose jobs are in the regulated gaming and betting industry. She conveyed her joy in working with members of all sizes to maintain high standards, foster a safer gaming culture, and foster industry trust.
The anticipated leadership change is set for April 20, 2024, and the BGC expects a smooth transition. With Dugher ready to take on the responsibilities of leading the BGC into its next phase and stressing its devotion to industry standards and safer gaming practices, Simmonds’ resignation signals the end of an era.
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