Stephen Thornton has been appointed to the board of gambling watchdog, Senet Group, as an Independent Director. Stephen has had a distinguished career in the health sector including as executive director, CEO and latterly as non-executive director of major NHS and related healthcare delivery and regulatory organisations.
Wanda Goldwag, Chair of Senet Group, said:
“It is really valuable to have someone with Stephen’s strong health sector and operational background join the board at this time to help us in our endeavour to reduce gambling-related harm”.
Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, which is one of the UK’s leading independent online bookmakers, has also joined the board.
Wanda Goldwag added:
“I am also delighted that someone who represents online-only gambling is joining the board as we seek to promote on-line codes of conduct.”
The Senet Group Board is constituted always to have a majority of independent directors. The other independent directors are Wanda Goldwag, Suzanne McCarthy and Gillian Wilmot, who were all appointed in January 2015.