The Betting and Gaming Council announced that David Willetts has been appointed as Director of Communications and Digital.
David will be joining the BGC in the new year, from his current role as Press Secretary to Conservative cabinet minister Ben Wallace and head of ministerial communications at the MoD.
The BGC is the standards body committed to setting the highest industry standards and to building consumer and public trust in the betting and gaming industry.
David joins the BGC with an outstanding career across both government and journalism, having previously worked in journalism for The Sun for over a decade before joining the MoD.
David will be assisted by Deputy Director of Communications and Digital, Michael Denoual.
Michael Dugher, Chief Executive, Betting and Gaming Council commenting said:
“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, newly appointed Director of Communications and Digital said:
“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.”