Advisory Board for Safer Gambling: Managing conflicts of interest policy
Speaking engagements and social media
23. Care should be taken about invitations to speak at conferences or elsewhere, in responding to media enquiries and in the use of social media.
24. The Chair of Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) is the sole public spokesperson for ABSG. If there are exceptions to this, it will be agreed with the Chair of ABSG and the Gambling Commission in advance. Consistent with the Commission’s approach to all other media and public affairs, the ABSG Chair should not accept speaking invitations or communicate in a ABSG capacity in other ways without prior mutual agreement with the Commission.
25. Other ABSG 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.
26. ABSG members should inform the Head of Advisory Groups, and through them the Commission's 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 ABSG members say in public in a personal capacity.Previous section
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Last updated: 25 April 2023
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