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9. Speaking engagements and social media

9.1 Care should be taken about invitations to speak at conferences or elsewhere, in responding to media enquiries and in the use of social media.

9.2 The Chair of ABSG is the sole public spokesperson for ABSG. If there are exceptions to this, will be agreed with the Chair of ABSG and the Gambling Commission in advance. Consistent with the Gambling Commission’s approach to all other media and public affairs, the ABSG Chair should not accept speaking invitations or communicate in a Board capacity in other ways without prior mutual agreement with the Gambling Commission.

9.3 Board members need to be clear when speaking at conferences or elsewhere, in responding to media enquiries and in the use of social media that they are speaking in a personal capacity.They should avoid being presented in a way which could give the impression they are speaking on behalf of ABSG.

9.4 Members should inform the Head of Insight Expert Groups, and through them the Gambling Commission Communications Team, about any public activities relating to gambling they are to undertake. This is for information only – the Commission will not seek to influence what Board members say in public in a personal capacity.

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