Friday 28th June 2019

HBLB Appoints Finance Director

For immediate release, Friday 28th June 2019

HBLB Appoints Finance Director

Craig Pemberton has been appointed as the Horserace Betting Levy Board’s Finance Director, taking up the role on 1st July.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, he will focus on developing the Board’s financial strategy and will plan, organise and direct the Board’s financial operations. He will also be the business partner to the Chief Executive and, aside from his financial management responsibilities, will play a key part in the ongoing development of the organisation as a whole working directly with key stakeholders.

Craig has a combination of private, public and not for profit sector experience having spent more than 20 years at BT before moving into the public sector in 2005. Since then, he has held senior financial appointments for the Department for Constitutional Affairs, HMRC, the Valuation Office Agency and, most recently, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) where he was Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Director.

Levy Board Chairman Paul Lee said: “We are very pleased to have secured Craig’s services and are looking forward to working with him. He has wide ranging experience in a number of sectors and will add substantially to the expertise of the team.”

Craig Pemberton said: “I am delighted to be joining the HBLB team and am looking forward to working with some impressive and dedicated professionals. This is an exciting point in the development of the organisation where I believe we can now focus with certainty on how we can support and help the industry, one which the British people love, to prosper.“

For further information, please contact Levy Board Chief Executive Alan Delmonte on 020 7504 4004