Here’s the agenda for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry

Join us in London on May 22nd for the latest gambling industry conference from KnowNow Limited; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry. 

You’ll hear from industry leaders about the importance and the business benefits of developing and implementing a culture of diversity and inclusion in your organisation.
gambling industry conference

Why should you care about diversity?

In her speech at ICE, Sarah Harrision, then CEO at the Gambling Commission called for a more diverse gambling industry.

“A push for a more diverse industry – not just on the basis of gender – is not about a desire for political correctness. An industry that has diversity in all respects and at all levels, will better understand its consumers and the wider public, and will be more inclusive and open to different and new ideas.”


Clear your diary for 22nd May and join the KnowNow team in London for a great day of networking and sharing knowledge and experiences.

What’s on the agenda?
Morning Sessions.

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Opening remarks from the chair

Bahar Alaeddini, Partner, Harris Hagan

09:40 A view from the regulator

Neil McArthur, Executive Director and General Counsel, UK Gambling Commission

Neil McArthur Gambling Commission

“I don’t see diversity as solely about gender.  Diversity is an important issue for every organisation.  Having people with different backgrounds throughout an organisation and especially on Boards and in senior positions has already been proven to lead to better performance.”

10:10 Tracking progress – All-in Diversity Project

Kelly Kehn and Tina Thakor-Rankin, Co-Founders, All-in Diversity.

Kelly Kehn All-in Diversity Project

“Let me say how inspired we are at All-in Diversity Project to read how much of our industry has taken an interest in Diversity & Inclusion in recent weeks.”

Tina Thakor-Rankin All-in Diversity Project

10:40 Equal education – helping all students understand career options in gambling

Rachel Jones, Chair of the Board of Trustees, YGAM

Rachel Jones, Chair of the Board of Trustees, YGAM

11:10 Networking coffee break

11:40 Panel – The benefits of diversity. Driving profit, attracting and retaining talent, improving investor and customer relations, making better business decisions, targeting more diverse customers.

Joe Ewens, Managing Editor GamblingCompliance.

Joe Ewens GamblingComplianceDavid Balls, Group HR Director, Rank Group Plc

Beth French, Wiggin LLP
Beth French, Wiggin LLP

Lindsay Beardsell, Group General Counsel, Ladbrokes Coral Group.
Lindsay Beardsell, Group General Counsel, Ladbrokes Coral Group.
Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, UK Gambling Commission.

Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, UK Gambling Commission

Susan Standiford, COO, Zeal.
Susan Standiford, COO, Zeal

12:40 Fireside chat – Gender pay gap reporting obligations

Hannah Gannage-Stewart, Deputy Editor, iGaming Business.

Hannah Gannage-Stewart, Deputy Editor, iGaming Business

Kevin Poulter, Partner, Child & Child.
Kevin Poulter, Partner, Child & Child

Sara Condo, Head of Compliance, Jackpotjoy.


13:25 Networking lunch break


Afternoon Sessions.

14:30 – Glassdoor on equality, using networking and peer review to help drive the agenda

Laura Da Silva Gomes, Director Silverfish CSR.
Laura Da Silva Gomes, Director Silverfish CSR


14:50 Diversity driving innovation, innovation driving diversity

Lydia Barbara, Head of Innovation, Microgaming.
Lydia Barbara

15:20 Networking coffee break

15:40 Panel Discussion:
Creating a culture of diversity throughout the entire organisation 

John Hagan, Partner Harris Hagan.
John Hagan, Partner Harris HaganCaroline Lacey, Odgers Berndtson.

Anna Hemmings, CEO, GamCare.

Anna Hemmings CEO Gamcare

Micky Swindale, KPMG.

Micky Swindale, KPMG

Tina Southall, Director of People, Gamesys.

Helen Walton, Chief Commercial Officer and Founder, Gamevy.
16:40 The changing face of the customer, developing your product for a diverse audience. 

Johan Törnqvist, CEO, Play’n Go

Johan Törnqvist, CEO, Play’n Go

17:10 Closing remarks and close of conference

Tickets are now available for our latest gambling industry conference. Book your ticket today

For further information or to book your tickets please email

Meet our Conference Partners.


All-in Diversity





Gambling Insider


iGaming Business

Harris Hagan



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