Senet Group seeks new chair as Goldwag exits

13 December 2017

Senet Group has announced that Wanda Goldwag is to step down from her role as chair of the organisation this month.

Goldwag will depart the responsible gambling body at the end of her three-year term in order to become a non-executive director of the Royal Free Group.

Gillian Wilmot, a non-executive director at Senet, will act as interim chair while the organisation reviews its future plans.

“It has been an honour working with Senet in raising awareness of the risks associated with excessive and problem gambling,” Goldwag said.

“I believe the lead players in the sector have a unique responsibility as well as a unique ability to deliver these messages.

“The Senet Group has played a central role in crafting these messages and in securing the commitments made to deliver them and to limit various forms of advertising.”

Wilmot added: “Today, more than 80% of players and the public at large recognise the ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign to promote responsible gambling and surveys suggest it has helped millions to change their gambling habits on occasion or to intervene with a friend over their actions.

“But, more needs to be done to make gambling services safer and fairer and to build public trust – that message has been received loud and clear.

“Going forward, we expect to work with a wide base of industry partners to raise standards and develop and promote best practice.

“We will focus on online issues and on younger players who are known to pose a higher risk of problem gambling.”

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