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Board Minutes for 16 May 2018

Meeting details


Marjorie Sykes room,
Friends House,
173-177 Euston Road,


10.15 – 14.00


  • David Forrest (DF)
  • Ian Gilmore (IG)
  • Hermine Graham (HG)
  • Russell Hoyle (RH)
  • Chris Kelly (CK) (Chair)
  • Rachel Lampard (RL)
  • Simon Tanner (ST)
  • Heather Wardle (HW)

In attendance:

  • Marc Etches (ME)
  • Helen Rhodes (HR)

Staff names of those other than the Leadership team have been redacted.

Actions and status

Minutes and actions

RGSB roles and responsibilities: RGSB 18 03 (01)

This was a closed session.

Apologies and declarations of interest

CK welcomed Board members and set out the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes and matters arising from 23 March 2018: RGSB 18 03 (02)

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and there were no matters arising. All actions from the previous meeting were in progress or complete.

Research Programme: 2018-2021: RGSB 18 03 (03)

HW introduced the paper to Board and set out the aims of the revised Research Programme. The purpose of the item was to allow the Board to discuss the content of the strategy, whether its goals are realistic and if there are any significant risks. A wide range of issues were discussed, covering the short term and long-term goals of the research programme. It was agreed that this paper was a helpful approach and feedback was given for improvements to be made.


(REDACTED) to update the draft research programme.

National Responsible Gambling Strategy next steps: RGSB 18 03 (04)

(REDACTED) introduced the paper to Board. The Board discussed the proposed arrangements for advising on the development of a future National Responsible Gambling Strategy. This will implement a commitment made by the Gambling Commission in its three-year strategy to take greater responsibility for the National Responsible Gambling Strategy and its delivery.


(REDACTED) to produce a short note on next steps.

National Lottery Fourth Licence Competition: Safer gambling principles: RGSB 18 03 (05)

Board members discussed the draft principles set out in this paper. Feedback was given, and suggested changes were noted.


(REDACTED) to update the paper to reflect the feedback and submit to the NL4LC Team.

Any other business

There were no additional items for discussion. Farewell and thanks were given to Russell Hoyle for his time on the Board.

Safer Gambling Team: update report: RGSB 18 03 (06)

This paper was provided for information only and was not discussed.

Update from GambleAware: RGSB 18 03 (07)

This paper was provided for information only and was not discussed.

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