The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has appointed David Willetts as its new Director of Communications and Electronic.

He will join in the new 12 months from his present-day situation as Push Secretary to Conservative cabinet minister Ben Wallace and head of ministerial communications at the MoD.

He will be assisted in the part by Deputy Director of Communications and Digital Michael Denoual.

“The BGC is the requirements physique fully commited to driving significant alterations throughout the regulated betting and gaming marketplace,” said BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher. “David Willetts is a brilliantly professional and highly regarded previous journalist and communications expert with an remarkable reputation in the media and in govt.

“David will be a formidable asset for the BGC. He also joins a potent crew which features the beautifully proficient Michael Denoual.”

Willetts earlier labored in journalism for The Sun for above a 10 years before becoming a member of the MoD.

“I am unquestionably thrilled to be joining the Betting and Gaming Council and just can’t hold out to get started off,” said Willetts. “They’ve currently produced big strides raising expectations throughout the field and I’m searching forward to operating with the outstanding staff to drive that perform on.”

The BGC before this thirty day period hailed Safer Gambling 7 days 2021 – which ran from 1-7 November – as a large achievements, generating just about 25 million social media impressions, a 19% enhance from 2020.