The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has appointed Paul Newson, trustee of Australia’s New South Wales Responsible Gambling Fund, as its new president.
Newson has held senior roles with various gambling and sports organisations in New South Wales, including his current trustee position since February 2014.
Between April 2017 and July 2019, Newson was deputy secretary for Liquor & Gaming NSW, having previously served in the same role with Liquor, Gaming & Emergency Management NSW.
Newson also had a spell as chief executive of Greyhound Racing NSW, where he led a review of its strategy and welfare controls, as well as establishing new commercial and regulatory functions to improve governance and integrity controls.
“I’m really looking forward to working with our board of trustees, members and industry stakeholders to best position IAGR to advance better regulation globally.”
Newson replaces Trude Felde, a senior advisor to the Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lottstift), as president of the IAGR.