GamblingCompliance appoints new Chairman

31 January 2012
LONDON -- (PRESS RELEASE) GamblingCompliance, the leading independent provider of regulatory information and market analysis to the global gambling industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Gilbertson as chairman of the business.

Appointed as strategic adviser to the company in October 2011, David has a wealth of knowledge within B2B publishing with more than 30 years’ experience in the information industry. He was CEO of Emap until May 2011 and previously CEO of Informa. David succeeds David Morgan, the founder of GamblingCompliance, as chairman. David Morgan remains a member of the GamblingCompliance board.

Greg Kilminster, CEO, commented: “David will add incredible value to the organization and will contribute a wealth of knowledge, strategic direction and advice to help us grow significantly over the next few years.”

David Gilbertson added: "GamblingCompliance has already established itself as the market-leading information provider to this fast-developing global sector, which has a critical need to monitor and understand the implication of legislative change. Since I joined the board last year I have been very impressed with the committed support the business enjoys from its group of highly experienced shareholders; with the energy and the expertise of the management and the staff; and with the quality and importance of our products. GamblingCompliance has great opportunity to become the must-have service worldwide for all parties interested in law, compliance and risk in gaming, both physical and online.”

David joined LLP in 1987 as editor of Lloyd's List, joining the LLP board in 1992 and was a member of the 3i-backed management buy-out team which bought LLP from Lloyd's of London in 1995, becoming its CEO in 1997.

He took LLP to flotation on the London Stock Exchange in early 1998, and became CEO of Informa Group plc upon its formation from the merger of LLP with IBC in December 1998. David was appointed managing director on the merger of Informa and Taylor & Francis in May 2004, and was reappointed as CEO of Informa plc in 2007. He joined Emap as CEO in early 2008.