SBC News Clive Hawkswood confirms RGA leadership departure

Clive Hawkswood confirms RGA leadership departure

Clive Hawkswood Chief Executive of online gambling/betting trade body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today confirmed to industry media that he has decided to step down as leader of the organisation.

Hawkswood has confirmed that he intends to officially depart RGA leadership in early 2019 and that he will help the trade body in its executive search for a successor.

A veteran of UK and European policy development, Hawkswood has led the RGA since 2005, representing the industry interests at an international level, whilst promoting better standards and social responsibility to its stakeholders.

During his tenure, Hawkswood is credited for significantly expanding the membership and representation of the RGA, as well as launching safer gambling initiatives.

Hawkswood departs the RGA, as UK gambling prepares to launch its new gambling self-exclusion program GamStop, which will be led by Fiona Palmer (CEO) alongside Jenny Watson CBE as Chair.

Speaking at the 2018 Betting on Sports Conference’, Hawkswood detailed to delegates that the RGA was in open dialogue with UK Treasury officials, in relation to the government imposing a further tax hike on remote gambling duty.

The RGA is expected to officially confirm the departure of Clive Hawkswood within the coming days.

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