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Gambling Commission CEO, Sarah Harrison on the importance of diversity

07 February 2018

In one of her final appearances before stepping down as CEO of the Gambling Commission Sarah Harrison speaks at Global Gaming Women, part of the ICE Totally Gaming Conference 2018.

Broader thinking starts in the boardroom. It’s a message relevant for all parts of the economy and Sarah will speak about her experiences and hopes for the future. Organisations that do not understand the importance of inclusivity from top to bottom, will inevitably take decisions in a way which does not take into account the range of perspectives needed to achieve broad appeal and get things right for the diverse range of consumers and employees that they rely on.

The event is being organised by Bahar Alaeddini (opens in new tab), who sits on GGW’s Events Committee and Great Women of Gaming Committee, and is leading GGW’s initiative across Europe, and run in partnership with Clarion and its Diversity & Inclusion in Gaming seminar.

Sarah will deliver a keynote speech and then will join an expert panel to discuss issues of diversity in the gaming world.

Other panellists include Tracy Damestani, CEO of the National Casino Forum and Vice-Chair of the European Casino Association, and Helen Walton Co-Founder and Marketing Director of Gamevy.

This year’s Global Gaming Women (opens in new tab) ICE session will take place on Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 2pm in South Gallery Rooms 13 & 14.

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Last updated: 1 December 2023

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