by Renee Israel
Brian Pomeroy has been appointed by the Gambling Commission to fill the role
of chairman of the independent Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). He
will be replacing Julia Neuberger and will hold the position until March 2013.
Launched in 2009, the RGSB was established in order to advise the Gambling
Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on a national
responsible gambling strategy. It focuses on the areas of education, research
Baroness Julia Neuberger, who served the RGSB for three years, will be
leaving her post to take up the position of senior Rabbi for the West London
Synagogue. Although Pomeroy has been appointed the new RGSB chairman,
Neuberger has agreed to offer him advice and assistance should he require it.
"I am most grateful to Brian Pomeroy for his willingness to take over the
Chairmanship of RGSB from Julia Neuberger," commented the chairman of the
Gambling Commission, Philip Graf.
Until 1999, Pomeroy was employed as a senior partner at Deloitte Consulting.
He then moved over to the public, private and voluntary sector and took up a
number of positions in that area. He was chairman of the Treasury's Financial
Inclusion Taskforce, the Gambling Commission, the National Lottery Commission,
the Payments Council, Homeless Link and CentrePoint.
Brian Pomeroy was a member of the Disability Rights Task Force and a trustee
of Money Advice Trust for which he acts as an ambassador today. At present,
Pomeroy is a non-executive director of the Financial Services Authority and he
holds the position of Deputy Chairman of QBE Insurance Europe Limited.
Gambling Commission Satisfied with New Appointment
The Gambling Commission is satisfied with their appointment of Pomeroy as the
new chairman of the RGSB and expects his skills to benefit the organisation.
Graf said of Pomeroy, "He brings a clear understanding of the history and
challenges facing all those who are focused on reducing gambling-related harm,
and during a time of change, continuing to build on the achievements of RGSB
"The RGSB will be working closely with GReAT to ensure that projects are
clearly evaluated and feedback provided so that strategic advice can be refined
The Gambling Commission has also made known that Professor David Miers will
be continuing in his role as Deputy Chairman for the Responsible Gambling