UK Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison is leaving at the end of February 2018 to move over to the British Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Said Bill Moyes, chairman of the Commission: "The Gambling Commission has set an ambitious agenda and clear priorities for treating customers fairly and making play safer and our new three-year strategy embeds this approach for the future. Sarah’s impact has been significant in shaping this direction of travel. I and my board colleagues wish Sarah every success for the future and look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver this agenda over the next few months.”

A replacement for Harrison will be announced soon. Meanwhile, Neil McArthur, chief counsel and executive director of the Commission, will take over as acting CEO from February 28.