Gambling Commission Reappointment

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The Secretary of State has reappointed Trevor Pearce to the board of the gambling regulatory body for a second term of four years from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.


Trevor’s background is in law enforcement, in which he spent 40 years across local policing and national agencies. He began his career in the Kent County Constabulary before moving on to the National Crime Squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency, and National Crime Agency, spending the majority of his time in specialist investigation and intelligence roles.

Trevor is also Chair of UK Anti-Doping, a Trustee of Canterbury Oast Trust, a charity providing residential and other services to adults with learning difficulties, where he also chairs the Care committee and a trustee of Stop the Trafik, a charity working to prevent human trafficking.

Since concluding his law enforcement career, during which time he was Director General of both the National Crime Squad and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Trevor has focused on regulatory roles and risk management. Trevor brings significant experience of running large complex organizations, dealing with international serious and organized crime, and investigation and intelligence practices, including those around anti-money laundering.

This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Trevor has declared no such activity.