The New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority, which regulates casinos and alcohol-serving premises in the state, has appointed barrister Gillian Eldershaw to the board.
“Ms Eldershaw has been appointed for a three-year term and brings a wide array of skills and experience which will be a great asset to ILGA,” Chairman Philip Crawford said.
“Ms Eldershaw is a Barrister admitted to practice in New South Wales and in the High Court of Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Laws in 2004 and earned a Bachelor of Nursing in 1995.
“ILGA is committed to fair and transparent decision making and dealing with matters in a timely and efficient manner. People appointed to the ILGA board must be of the highest integrity and promote fair, transparent, and efficient decision-making. Ms Eldershaw clearly meets all these requirements.”
Gillian Eldershaw replaces Nicole McWilliam, whose term has been completed, and brings the Board’s membership back to eight. The board is chairperson Philip Crawford, deputy chair Murray Smith, and members Craig Sahlin, Stephen Parbery, Sarah Dinning, Samantha Zouroudis, and Paul Gentle.
Australia’s regulators are under the spotlight following a series of high-profile inquiries into Crown Resorts, which revealed serious lapses in corporate government. The fallout is expected to include a shake up of how the country regulates its casinos.