Date: 08.04.2024

by Mateusz Mazur

Grainne Hurst Appointed as New CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council

After a decade-long tenure at Entain  Grainne Hurst embarks on a significant new journey. Hurst is set to take the helm as the CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), stepping into the shoes of the esteemed Michael Dugher, who transitions to the role of Chair.

Championing the Industry

Hurst’s upcoming role at BGC is not just a position but a representation of an industry integral to Britain’s leisure and entertainment landscape.

With 110,000 jobs tied to the sector and 22.5 million adults engaging in betting activities monthly, Hurst’s leadership is poised to ensure robust protections for all participants.

The road ahead is laden with opportunities and challenges. Hurst expresses eagerness to collaborate with BGC members, all of whom are part of the UK’s regulated sector, and external stakeholders.

Her focus remains on highlighting the sector’s contributions to customers, employees, communities, and the broader UK economy, with a continuous commitment to industry improvement.

Gratitude and Anticipation

As Hurst prepares to bid farewell to her team at Entain, she extends heartfelt thanks to her colleagues for their support and contributions. Acknowledging the talent within her team, she anticipates their continued success and growth.

With a blend of excitement and determination, Hurst is set to dive into her role at BGC. As she stands at the threshold of this new chapter, the industry watches with anticipation for the strides she will make in fostering a safer, more vibrant betting and gaming environment.