The Gambling Commission appoints Brian Pomeroy as Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
Brian Pomeroy CBE has been appointed as the Chair of the
independent Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) for the
period until March 2013.
RGSB advises the Gambling Commission (the Commission) and, in turn,
the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), on the
research, education and treatment components of a national
responsible gambling strategy. Over this period Brian has agreed to
help develop the new arrangements needed to secure authoritative
advice following the decision to move away from the existing
tripartite system. Professor David Miers has agreed to
continue as Deputy Chair.
Brian succeeds Baroness Neuberger whose three year term of
office is coming to an end as she concentrates on her new role as
Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue.
Philip Graf, the Commission Chairman, said “I am most grateful
to Brian Pomeroy for his willingness to take over the Chair of RGSB
from Julia Neuberger. He brings a clear understanding of the
history and challenges facing all those who are focused on reducing
gambling related harm and, during a time of change, continuity to
build on the achievements of RGSB under Julia.
“RGSB will be working closely with GReAT to ensure that projects
are clearly evaluated and feedback provided so that strategic
advice can be refined accordingly.”
Brian was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting until 1999
when he took up a number of public, private and voluntary sector
appointments. He is currently a non-executive director of the
Financial Services Authority and Deputy Chairman of QBE Insurance
Europe Ltd. He was formerly Chairman of the Treasury’s
Financial Inclusion Taskforce, the Gambling Commission, the
Payments Council, the National Lottery Commission, Centrepoint and
Homeless Link and a member of the Disability Rights Task Force and
a trustee of Money Advice Trust for which he now acts as an
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are
responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great
Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting, which
are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the
Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our
website for information on legal advice.
- 4. RGSB advises the Commission and, in turn the
government, on the research, education and treatment components of
a national responsible gambling strategy.
- 5. RGSB is an unincorporated body and comprises 10 Board
members, including the Chair.
- 6. RGSB was established following a Commission review
into the effectiveness and level of voluntary arrangements for
funding research, education and treatment for problem gambling,
published in October 2008. This review concluded that current
arrangements were not working effectively and that improved
voluntary arrangements were required to avoid the introduction of a
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: Julia Mackisack on (0121) 230 6700 or out
of hours on 07852 124 624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.