This week marks the period that I take up the reins of the Gambling Compliance Directorship for six months while Raj (Krishnan) sits in the Regulatory Services' General Manager's chair.
In my role of Deputy Director it's been a pleasure meeting many of you and I'm looking forward to building my relationship with the sector.
I believe it will be a seamless transition and ideally you won't notice any difference. That's because our strategic direction and approach to the gambling sector has been set by our new C4 vision and objectives, and our C4 and casino operating models.
I have been working very closely with Raj over the past few months and know that he and I are on the same page about our approach to engaging with you and better understanding the context you're operating in. This goes as much for our industry stakeholders as it does for gambling harm service providers and all our other stakeholders.
I believe we all share common goals. Those are that we have a trusted and reputable sector, sustainable community funding and the harm from problem gambling is minimised.
2016 is a year where we're looking to bring new approaches to some of our activities. I'm excited about these developments and we will be sharing them with the sector before they are rolled out.
One of the next things on our calendar is our Regional C4 Sector Forums at which I will talk more about the regulator's perspective. I look forward to hearing more of your views and further building our mutual understanding of the sector and the challenges ahead.
I welcome open and honest conversation and I'm very much looking forward to working with you in my new role of Director.
Director Gambling Compliance