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Board minutes 2 May 2023

Venue: Remote meeting

Time: 12:30 - 15:20


  • Cath Cooney (CC)
  • Anna van der Gaag (AVDG) (Chair)
  • Philip Newall (PN)
  • Ulla Romild (UR)
  • Stephen Sharman (SS)
  • Jane West (JW)
  • David Zendle (DZ).

In attendance:

  • Andrew Rhodes (AR) (items 4 to 5 only)
  • (REDACTED) (items 4 to 6 only)
  • (REDACTED) (items 4 to 6 only)
  • (REDACTED) (Secretariat).

1. Welcome, apologies and declarations of interest

AVDG welcomed Board Members to the meeting, particularly new members SS and DZ.

There were no new declarations of interest.

2. Minutes and matters arising from February 2023 and opening remarks

The minutes of the February 2023 meeting were shared and agreed.

3. Welcome

AVDG introduced the two new members of the Board.

SS and DZ introduced themselves outlining their experience and expressed their enthusiasm of joining the Board at such an exciting time. The remaining members of the Board also introduced themselves and provided a short overview of their experience and time with the Board.

4. Reflections on White Paper publication

AR spoke about the publication of the white paper and his initial reflections. He outlined that there are a number of ways that ABSG can get involved as the work progressed.

The Board acknowledged the work that had gone into the publication of the white paper and discussed ways that they could provide advice to the Gambling Commission as work progresses.

5. International strategy

ABSG welcomed the Head of Research and the Senior Manager for International Regulatory Partnerships to the meeting.

The Board were given an overview of the International Strategy and research projects connected to this area of work.

6. Group discussion on how ABSG can support our international work and research of international academia

AVDG invited the group to discuss how ABSG can support the Commission’s international work and research of international academia.

The Board were asked to provide further thoughts and links to specific research and articles to the Head of Research and Senior Manager of International Regulatory Partnerships.

7. Forward look

AVDG and (REDACTED) outlined the forward look to the group.

8. Any Other Business

None notified.

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