Gambling Integrity has announced that regulatory executive Clive Hawkswood has joined its team in an advisory role.
The UK gambling governance consultancy company, which helps organisations focus on safer gambling, said it was “delighted to welcome Hawkswood to the team”, who will take up the position of executive advisor.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Hawkswood left his role as the chairman of affiliate body Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), a position he held since its launch in 2019.
Hawkswood brings plenty of regulatory experience to Gambling Integrity, after being CEO of the UK’s Remote Gambling Association from August 2004 until January 2019, overseeing the development of industry practice and social responsibility.
He also spent time on the board of gambling harm prevention charity GambleAware and was the first chairman of national online self-exclusion scheme Gamstop.
The new executive advisor will work with Gambling Integrity to develop its Pre-Audit Review (PAR) service, which helps operators conform to regulatory practices before being audited or inspected.
Speaking about his appointment, Hawkswood said: "It is always better to seek out and address any regulatory failings, especially where they relate to player protection, before they are identified by the Gambling Commission.
“I am delighted to now be part of the Gambling Integrity team working with our clients to ensure their boards are fully briefed on the steps they need to take to maximise regulatory compliance and good corporate governance."
Gambling Integrity founder Malcolm Bruce added: “Clive brings huge depth of knowledge of the online gambling industry together with a deep commitment to player protection and the prevention of gambling-related harm.”