Trevor Pearce has been reappointed to the board of the UK Gambling Commission for a second term of four years, from July 1 2019 to June 30 2023.

Pearce'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.

He 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, Pearce has focused on regulatory roles and risk management. He brings significant experience of running large complex organisations, dealing with international serious and organised crime, and investigation and intelligence practices, including those around anti-money laundering.