by Renee Israel
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that they have
appointed Sue Rossiter as Projects and Policy Director, who has many years
experience in the gambling industry.
Rossiter joins the RGA, the biggest trade association for remote gambling
worldwide, on January 5, 2012, and comes from the position of Interim Principal
Officer for the Gordon Moody Association charity for problem gambling.
She was also formerly the Deputy Chief Executive for the British Amusement
and Catering Trades Association (BACTA), the Census Coordinator at Office for
National Statistics, and the Head of Policy for the Gambling Commission.
Rossiter has proved herself to be a skillful and experienced professional in
the gaming industry, and RGA Chief Executive Officer Clive Hawkswood wasted no
time in welcoming her aboard.
"We're delighted that Sue Rossiter is joining the Remote Gambling
Association. To be able to add someone with her skills and experience to the
team is a real coup for us," Hawkswood commented.
Rossiter is equally thrilled to be joining the RGA team. "I am very pleased
to be joining the RGA," Rossiter added. "It has an excellent reputation among
the industry and with regulators and I am looking forward to meeting and working
with its many members."
Duties of the Remote Gambling Association
The RGA was established in 2005 with the merger of the Association of Remote
Gambling Operators (ARGO) and the Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting
The RGA, which currently boasts 30 members, is based in London and Brussels,
and works to lobby legislators, regulators and decision-makers on issues related
to the remote or online gambling industry that directly affects its members.
It also develops comprehensive codes of conduct for its members and looks to
promote a non-discriminatory, regulated and safe environment for its members
around the world in the area of online gaming.
The RGA works with some of the leading gaming operators in the industry
including Ladbrokes, 888, Bet365, Microgaming, Playtech, Virgin, William Hill
and Paddy Power.
The organization is governed by an executive committee comprising of fifteen
members from the member companies of the association. RGA's Chairman is John
Coates from Bet365 and its Vice Chairman is Cliff Baty from Ladbrokes.
Rossiter will bring with her many years of experience in the industry when
she moves to the Remote Gambling Association this month. It is expected that her
experience will strengthen the RGA team in her role as the Projects and Policy