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New Chief Executive for UK Responsible Gambling Bodies

8th December 2009 9:20 am GMT

The UK's Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF) and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), the bodies responsible for the distribution of funds raised by the gambling industry, have appointed Carol Stone as their new Chief Executive, effective February 1st 2010.

The RGF, RGSM, together with the GREat Foundation (formerly the Responsibility in Gambling Trust) are three bodies coordinating the development and delivery of the research, education and treatment elements of a national responsible gambling strategy in the UK.

Carol Stone will take up her post as Chief Executive on February 1st 2010 and will lead a joint team supporting both the RGF and RGSB.

Stone was Chief Executive of the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund and since then has been working as a grant making consultant and interim manager. Previously, she held senior posts in arts and museum management at the Arts Council, the New Opportunities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

She has also had various advisory and committee roles in relation to support for victims of crime and major incidents, and for performing arts bodies.

"We are very pleased to announce that Carol Stone will be the Chief Executive of RGF and RGSB, particularly because she has such a strong background in grant making and commissioning," said Baroness Neuberger, Chair of RGSB and RGF.

"These are areas of key importance under the new structures and I have every confidence that Carol is the right person to take this work forward. I would like to express my thanks to Stephen Dunmore, who has been invaluable as the Interim Chief Executive and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the new structures. We will now move forward to implement the initial priorities for research, education and treatment set out in the Strategy Board's recent report."

Former Chief Executive Malcolm Bruce left RGF earlier this year to take up a major role in the field of corporate social responsibility. Stephen Dunmore will continue as Interim Chief Executive until Stone's arrival next year.

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