Gambling Integrity has strengthened its board via the recent addition of highly experienced Clive Hawkswood to its team.
Hawkswood’s career has seen him work extensively in the development of industry best practice across a range of regulatory and social responsibility issues. This included regular dialogue with the British Gambling Commission and UK government..
“It is always better to seek out and address any regulatory failings, especially where they relate to player protection, before they are identified by the Gambling Commission,” said Hawkswood.
“With operator boards being held directly responsible for serious breaches, I am sure that more than ever they will want to have the fullest confidence in the controls and systems within their companies.”
“I am delighted to now be part of the Gambling Integrity team working with our clients to ensure their boards are fully briefed on the steps they need to take to maximise regulatory compliance and good corporate governance.”
Hawkswood has previously served as Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association from August 2004 to January 2019, where he was responsible for representing industry interests whilst in communication with a range of governments and international regulators.
He was also Chairman of social responsibility campaign group Responsible Affiliates in Gambling from April 2019 to January 2021 and continues to work on the board of beBettor as Non Executive Director, a role he has held since May 2020.
Other notable roles include serving as first chairman of national self-exclusion platform GAMSTOP – which recently launched the TalkBanStop initiative alongside Gamcare and GamBan – as well as serving as a board member of responsible gaming charity GambleAware.
Founder of Gambling Integrity, Malcolm Bruce, commented: “Clive brings a huge depth of knowledge of the online gambling industry together with a deep commitment to player protection and the prevention of gambling-related harm.
“He will be working with us to develop and enhance our Pre-Audit Review (PAR) service, which provides reassurance to operators that they are in good shape from a regulatory perspective before they are audited, inspected, or have their licences reviewed by the British Gambling Commission.”
Gambling Integrity assists betting operators with safer gambling and social responsibility initiatives, via training and mentoring staff, advising on sustainable business models and ensuring regulatory compliance.