New Leadership Takes the Helm at International Association of Gaming Regulators

October 20, 2023 | Gaming

Gaborone, Botswana – 19 October 2023 – The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has announced leadership changes following its annual congress in Botswana. With a strong commitment to advancing gaming regulation across the globe, IAGR welcomes the appointment of new President, Ben Haden, taking over from Dr. Jason Lane and Vice President, Caroline Kongwa.

Ben Haden brings a wealth of experience to the role. Ben is currently a Director at the Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom and has served as trustee for IAGR for five years, with the last two being Vice President, delivering two very successful annual conferences.

In tandem with this appointment, Caroline Kongwa assumes the position of Vice President, solidifying her continued commitment to IAGR’s mission. Caroline is the Chief Strategic Adviser of the National Gambling Board in South Africa.

“During my two years of tenure, I’m determined to build on Jason’s great work while President,” says Ben Haden. “It’s a challenging but exciting time to be in gambling regulation. We’ll be looking to encourage greater collaboration and the sharing of best practices across jurisdictions and partners, fostering a stronger sense of our community.

“IAGR would like to extend its sincere thanks to outgoing President Jason Lane for his two years of outstanding leadership. We’re very pleased that Jason will continue to be actively involved in IAGR, serving as an IAGR Board Trustee.”

These announcements were made during the culmination of IAGR’s annual conference held in Gaborone, Botswana, where regulators from around the world came together to discuss key industry issues and best practices.

Looking ahead, IAGR is excited to reveal that its next annual conference will be held in the historic city of Rome, Italy, from 21 to 24 October 2024. This event promises to be a pivotal gathering for industry professionals, providing an invaluable platform for dialogue, collaboration, and innovation. The conference will be a partnership event, co-hosted by IAGR and the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).

“I’m excited about the opportunity to play a part in shaping IAGR’s 2024 conference in Rome and curating a program that matches the outstanding event we experienced here in Botswana,” says Vice President Caroline Kongwa.

Ticket sales for IAGR2024 will open in early 2024. 

SOURCE: International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

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