The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has reinforced its senior management team after confirming the appointment of Kevin Schofield as Director of Communications and Digital.
Schofield will join the BGC later this year, having accumulated more than 25 years of journalism experience working at a variety of media outlets which includes The Scotsman, The Herald, Daily Record and The Sun. His most recent position was the PoliticsHome editor.
The chief executive, betting and gaming council Michael Dugher said: “The BGC is a new standards body committed to delivering big changes across the industry. To do that, we need top people.
“Kevin Schofield is one of the very best media professionals of his generation, he commands massive respect across journalism and politics, and he is an outstanding hire for the BGC.
“Kevin is joining an already top class and growing team at the BGC. This shows that we are building something exciting at the BGC as we strive to become the very best in the business.”
Schofield has reported on six general elections in nearly two decades covering politics, as well as the Scottish independence and EU referendums.
Schofield further added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Betting and Gaming Council and can’t wait to get started. I know that they have big ambitions for the years ahead and I’m looking forward to working with the team to help drive up standards in the industry.”