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Kelly appointed new chairman of RGSB

04 January 2013

SIR CHRISTOPHER KELLY has been appointed as chairman of the body that advises the Gambling Commission and, in turn, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on a national responsible gambling strategy.

Kelly, who has held a variety of advisory and non-executive positions and worked at the Treasury from 1970 to 1995, will succeed Sir Brian Pomeroy at the independent Responsible Gambling Strategy Board on April 1.

Gambling Commission chairman Philip Graf said: "I am very pleased to welcome Sir Christopher as the new chair of RGSB.

"His wealth of experience in different sectors will be invaluable as RGSB continues to refine its research, education and harm prevention strategy and to deliver authoritative, independent advice to the commission.

"Our aim is to ensure that when people gamble they do so safely - but where problems occur, escalation of harm is prevented and appropriate treatment provided."

Kelly, who was also chairman of the NSPCC from 2001 to
2010, added: "I am delighted to be succeeding Brian Pomeroy in this important role and to have the opportunity to play a part in continuing to develop the strategy toward responsible gambling."

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