Industry charity the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), a UK organisation committed to minimising gambling-related harm and raising operator consumer safety standards and practices has announced Kate Lampard CBE as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees with immediate effect.
Lampard a former barrister and senior executive of the National Health Service replaces Neil Goulden as Chair of the RGT Trustee Board.
A UK legal expert, Lampard recently led independent investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile in NHS hospitals, and into allegations of abuse at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
As a result of the appointment of Lampard as chair, for the first time ever the RGT Board will have a majority of Trustees who are wholly independent of the gambling industry.
Philip Graf CBE, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission welcomed the RGT’s appointment of Lampard
“The Gambling Commission warmly welcomes Kate Lampard to her new role as Chair of the Responsible Gambling Trust. We look forward to working with her on the delivery of the RGSB and RGT strategies to treat and prevent gambling-related harm.”
Kate Lampard CBE commented on being new Chair of the RGT Trustee Board:
“I am very pleased to accept this appointment to help prevent and protect vulnerable people from gambling-related harm. The Responsible Gambling Trust plays a vitally important role in enhancing our understanding of harm arising from gambling and the best ways to tackle it. I look forward to working with our research, treatment and gambling industry stakeholders to address the evolving challenge of minimising gambling related harm.”