The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), the body which represents global regulatory stakeholders and actors advancing fait and balanced gambling legislation, have come to confirm the appointment of Paul Newson as new President.

IGAR have confirmed the appointment of Newson as its leader, which has followed the conclusion of its annual conference held in Jamaica from 30 September to 3 October. This has attracted more than 200 global regulatory stakeholders.

An expert within global gaming laws and management of political actors, Newson is a Trustee of the New South Wales ‘Responsible Gambling Fund’.

In addition, the executive has led gambling regulatory developments and oversight as the former Deputy Secretaryof the NSW Board for Liquor, Gaming & Emergency Management after having further served as Chief Executive of Greyhound Racing NSW.

Newson has now replaced outgoing IGAR President Trude Feld, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Gaming Authority, who backed the appointment stating said: “What a year it’s been. I would like to thank the Board and our Secretary for their hard work and commitment over the 12 months.

“To our members, thank you for having the confidence in me to lead as President for the last year. I love engaging with the gaming regulatory community, and I hope to see you all regularly for many years to come.”

Taking on IARG leadership, Newson has added: “It’s an honour to be appointed President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators following what’s been a watershed year for the organisation.”

“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.”