GAMSTOP has appointed two new directors as the UK-facing National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme works towards becoming a license condition for operators.

Kevin Beerling and Jo Watts have been named as independent non-executive directors for The National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme, which was launched in the UK last April and allows players to put controls in place to restrict their online gambling activities.

Beerling brings with him a strong financial background, and over 20 years board level experience across a broad range of businesses and ownership structures, most recently as group finance director of the Prospects Group.

Watts has a wealth of experience within the data and analytics sector, spending most of the past 15 years working in customer analytics and risk management. She currently runs Effini, a data science company, sits on the board of The Data Lab and is heavily involved with Women in Technology initiatives.

The new appointments follow the recent announcement of Jenny Watson CBE as independent chair to broaden the governance of the scheme, and provide a trusted environment for all stakeholders involved as GAMSTOP works towards becoming a license condition.

“We are delighted that these two exceptional leaders in their fields have agreed to lend their expertise to this important project,” said Watson. “I am very much looking forward to working with them in the future.”