Pete’s career at the Gambling Commission began eleven years ago as a Licensing Officer. He has recently become a Senior Manager in the Commission’s new Regulatory Frameworks and Outcomes team, having previously been a Policy Manager for five years.
‘The Regulatory Frameworks and Outcome team was created in 2018 under the Commission’s new Target Operating Model, and we’re responsible for coordinating changes to the regulatory framework – such as the LCCP and technical standards - in response to new risks in the gambling market or changes in wider government policy. It’s an exciting new opportunity for me and I’ll need to bring in all of the experience I’ve gained from my previous roles at the Commission.
‘As a policy manager I’d previously specialised in gaming machines and social responsibility with a particular focus on underage gambling, and had latterly been a specialist in the land-based casino and bingo sectors. I was heavily involved in the review of our social responsibility requirements in 2014/15, and have helped to deliver a number of our licence fee reviews’.
‘The Commission has provided me with a huge amount of variety in my workload over the past eleven years – whether it’s handling complex operating licence applications, providing advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on how our licence fees are structured or advice on gaming machines stakes and prizes, to meeting with operators to get them to raise the bar on standards. The organisation provides great opportunities for developing skill sets and for engaging with very different stakeholders.