Subject: IAGR Announcement of New Trustees

Dear Members,

In reference to the IAGR Board's call for nominations where the IAGR Board of Trustees announced three available positions, by nomination deadline of 3:00 PM Copenhagen local time, Wednesday, August 15 2018, the IAGR Secretary had received three nominations.

As the number of nominees is equal to the number of vacancies, the nominees are automatically confirmed as members of the Board of Trustees effective September 19 (Election date, ref. call for nomination). A ballot election process involving IAGR members will therefore not be necessary. 

Their service term will take effect with the upcoming September 2018 Annual Members Meeting in Copenhagen.
New Trustees
Ben Haden
Programme Director - Insight
Gambling Commission
United Kingdom

Ben has responsibility for a portfolio which brings together the Commission’s market and social research function, and specialists across the various industry sectors. This includes the associated stakeholder engagement, national and international, with a particular interest in best practice. He also shares the senior collective responsibility to deliver the wider Commission business plan.

Ben arrived at the Commission through the merger with the National Lottery Commission. He had worked in a variety of senior roles within the NLC across Insight, Corporate Affairs and Operations, including Head of Evaluation during the third National Lottery licence competition process.

Jason Lane
Chief Executive
Jersey Gambling Commission

Jason became responsible for gambling regulation in Jersey in 2001. Working with a small team, Jason has managed the modernisation of Jersey’s gambling legislation, culminating in the passing of the Gambling Commission (Jersey) Law 2010 and the Gambling (Jersey) Law 2012. Jason became the first Chief Executive of the Jersey Gambling Commission in 2010.

A longstanding member of IAGR, Jason attended his first conference in Lisbon (2003) and is an active participant in the e-gaming and (anti) money laundering working groups. He is a past Chairman of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF), and an Associate (Regulator) member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.

Prior to becoming a regulator Jason was an academic, receiving his PhD for research in cross-border Policing. In 2014 Jason was appointed a founding Board Member of the Jersey Police Authority, becoming Deputy Chairman in 2015 and Chairman in 2017.

Steven Ngubeni
Chief Executive Officer
Gauteng Gambling Board
South Africa

Steven Ngubeni is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Gambling Board (GGB) in South Africa.

Ngubeni has more than 15 years of experience in gambling regulation and the public sector. This includes senior positions in the Gauteng provincial government and local municipalities in the Mpumalanga province.

Ngubeni currently serves in the Mpumalanga Town Planning Tribunal, Nkangala Municipal Planning Tribunal, and Nkangala Valuation Appeals Board. 

Ngubeni has broad public sector experience having served as CEO of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and as the Deputy Director General for Economic Infrastructure in the Gauteng Department of Economic Development.

Ngubeni has also held senior positions in Mpumalanga provincial government. He was the Municipal Manager of Victor Khanye Municipality and prior to that he held the positon of Director for Technical Services at Emakhazeni Municipality. Under Ngubeni’s leadership Victor Khanye Municipality underwent a successful restructuring that improved efficiency and strengthened performance.

He holds a Btech Degree in Town and Regional Planning, MA degree, MSc degree, MPA degree, Executive Programmes in Leadership and Gambling Regulation.

We appreciate the willingness of these individuals to commit their time to lead IAGR over the next few years.  And I look forward to introducing them to our members at the 2018 Copenhagen Conference!

My best regards,

Dale Fuga
IAGR President
On behalf of the IAGR Board of Trustees
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