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The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), the leading charity in Britain committed to minimising gambling-related harm, has appointed William Hill CEO James Henderson as a trustee.

He takes the place vacated by former Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn on the charity’s board of trustees.

The RGT said that the appointment means it will maintain a balance between industry and independent trustees on its board, and will continue to benefit from knowledge and experience gained in all major sectors of the British gambling industry.

RGT chairman Neil Goulden said: “Industry representatives make an important contribution to the work of the Responsible Gambling Trust and Richard was an excellent and collaborative Trustee committed to helping the Trust to fulfil its charitable objectives.

“I know that James will be no less committed and will prove an important industry advocate for our work to minimise gambling-related harm. In recent years we have had representatives from Coral and Ladbrokes on the board of trustees and James will ensure that we continue to benefit from the experience and knowledge of bookmakers."

Following his appointment, Henderson said: “I am delighted to have been invited to join the board of trustees and look forward to having an opportunity to participate first hand in the charity's work.

“Responsible gambling is a key area that requires continuous focus and improvement and, therefore, I’m pleased to be able to combine my experience and knowledge with other trustees to promote responsible gambling over the coming years.”

Henderson joins Praesepe chief executive Nick Harding, the Remote Gambling Association's Clive Hawkswood and Genting UK president and COO Peter Brooks in representing the gambling industry on the RGT board. Other trustees include university professors Chris Brady of the University of Salford; Patrick Sturgis of the University of Southampton and Jonathan Wolff of University College London alongside public and mental health consultant Alan Jamieson and executive chairman of Admiral Taverns Jonathan Paveley. 

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