RGC chief joins All-in Diversity Project advisory board

25 March 2019

The All-in Diversity Project has appointed Shelley White, chief executive of the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), to its advisory board.

Canadian White now joins a number of other key industry figures on the board and will support the not-for-profit initiative with its efforts to promote diversity across the gambling industry.

White has led the RGC since 2017, prior to which she held a number of executive positions in the non-profit sector in her native Canada.

“Creating diverse, equitable and inclusive organisations and communities where individuals feel valued, included and can thrive is extremely important to me,” White said.

“I have been involved in this work for 20 years, and I have seen first-hand the extraordinary difference it makes in people’s careers and lives.”

Kelly Kehn, co-founder of the All-in Diversity Project, added: “We are delighted to have Shelley join us, her a deep knowledge of the industry as well as a passion to see it improve and thrive is invaluable to the project. 

“Her addition to our board means a great expansion into having a voice in Canada and pushing diversity and inclusion in this territory.”

Other members of the All-in Diversity Project advisory board include Jan Jones Blackhurst of Caesars Entertainment, Susan Hensel, director of licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and Holly Cook Macarro, a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting.

Launched in 2017, the All-in Diversity Project is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and workplace equality in the global gambling sector. Founding members include the likes of Paddy Power Betfair, Caesars Entertainment and IGT.

The initiative has also gained the support of a number of regulatory bodies including the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and, as of last month, the Malta Gaming Authority.