WILLIAM HILL CEO JOINS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TRUST

Published on June 9, 2015 in Industry News

William Hill CEOIn a move by the Responsible Gambling Trust to insure a balanced mix of trustees from the gambling industry and independent members, James Henderson has been appointed to the board.

“I am delighted to have been invited to join the board of trustees and look forward to having an opportunity to participate first hand in the charity's work,” Henderson said. “Responsible gambling is a key area that requires continuous focus and improvement and, therefore, I’m pleased to be able to combine my experience and knowledge with other trustees to promote responsible gambling over the coming years.”

The aim of the Responsible Gambling Trust, an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, is to minimise gambling-related harm as well as educate the general public.

James Henderson, the CEO of William Hill will take the place previously held by the former Ladbrokes Chief Executive, Richard Glynn on the board of trustees.

Neil Goulden, chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust, thanked Glynn for his contribution by saying: “Industry representatives make an important contribution to the work of the Responsible Gambling Trust and Richard was an excellent and collaborative trustee committed to helping the Trust to fulfil its charitable objectives. I know that James will be no less committed and will prove an important industry advocate for our work to minimise gambling-related harm."

In order to represent the gambling industry, Henderson joins an already vast board of trustees, including Praesepe chief executive Nick Harding, the Remote Gambling Association's Clive Hawkswood and Genting UK president Peter Brooks.

The board also includes many university professors such as Chris Brady, Patrick Sturgis and Jonathan Wolff as well as public and mental health consultant Alan Jamieson.