SBC News William Hill CEO Henderson joins Responsible Gambling Trust as Trustee

William Hill CEO Henderson joins Responsible Gambling Trust as Trustee

James Henderson

Gambling charity the Responsible Gambling Trust has confirmed the appointment of William Hill Chief Executive James Henderson as its Trustee. James will take the place of former Ladbrokes Chief Executive Richard Glynn on the Board of Trustees.

The appointment means the Responsible Gambling Trust will maintain a balance between industry and independent Trustees on its Board, and will continue to benefit from knowledge and experience gained in all major sectors of the British gambling industry.

Neil Goulden, Chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust, said:

“Industry representatives make an important contribution to the work of the Responsible Gambling Trust and Richard was an excellent and collaborative Trustee committed to helping the Trust to fulfil its charitable objectives. I know that James will be no less committed and will prove an important industry advocate for our work to minimise gambling-related harm. In recent years we have had representatives from Coral and Ladbrokes on the Board of Trustees and James will ensure that we continue to benefit from the experience and knowledge of bookmakers.”

James Henderson said:

“I am delighted to have been invited to join the Board of Trustees and look forward to having an opportunity to participate first hand in the charity’s work. Responsible gambling is a key area that requires continuous focus and improvement and, therefore, I’m pleased to be able to combine my experience and knowledge with other Trustees to promote responsible gambling over the coming years.”

The Responsible Gambling Trust raises a minimum of £5 million each year from the gambling industry operating in Britain within a voluntary (donation based) system and funds research, education, prevention and treatment services.

Funding priorities are guided by the national strategy advised by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and endorsed by the Gambling Commission. The latest strategy was published in December 2012.


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