Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming Authority
Trude Hogseth Felde works for The Norwegian Gaming Authority. She has a Master degree in Law, and has worked for the Norwegian Gaming Authority since August 2001. Her special area is regulation of the Norwegian market, Internet gaming, EU gambling regulation and social gaming/gambling.
Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming & Emergency Management, NSW Department of Justice
Paul Newson commenced in the Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming & Emergency Management role in the New South Wales (NSW), Department of Justice in September 2016. Paul brings an extensive range and depth of regulatory knowledge and experience from leadership roles across a number of Australian State and Federal organisations.
Paul’s experience in law enforcement, defence and regulatory practice includes commercial assurance activity in the import/export environment, interdiction of criminality in the border environment, educating and strengthening business resilience in response to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing risks, consumer protection and energy market compliance. Prior to his secondment as interim Chief Executive of Greyhound Racing NSW in February 2015, Paul was the Executive Director of the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.
Paul has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics), a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Legal Studies, and a Master of Law & Management.
Chairman, Pokagon Band Gaming Commission
Bruce Molnar is an enrolled member of the federally recognized Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Indiana and Michigan.
Molnar was named as a Commissioner for the Pokagon Band Gaming Commission in September 2008 and currently serves as Chairman on the three member tribal gaming commission with offices at New Buffalo, Michigan U.S.A.
Bruce served as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police before concluding an automotive career as a GM/Hyundai dealer principal. Molnar is a business development consultant and serves on the Board of Directors for his tribe’s Community Finance Development Institution (CDFI).
Bruce is a Certified Fraud Examiner and earned a Master’s degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.
Molnar is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, IAGA, IAGR, Institute of Internal Auditors, and the NTGC/R -National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators.
Executive Director: Communications, Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (formerly Mpumalanga Gambling Board "MGB")
Cedrick Chiloane is the Executive Director for Communications at the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (“MER”). Cedrick has been in this role for over 8 years, and is responsible for the corporate relations, information technology and records management functions. He played a lead role in the development and implementation of responsible gambling strategies in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.
Previously, Cedrick was the IT Manager at the MGB, where he was responsible for strategic information systems planning and management, as well as the overall governance of information technology, since 2003.
Cedrick has a background in information technology having previously worked in both private and public sectors – including forestry, healthcare and gambling. Has extensive experience in systems planning, governance & IT risk management, enterprise content management, information security management, business process transformation etc.
Cedrick’s formal education is in Information Management.
Executive Director, New Zealand Gambling Commission
Blair Cairncross is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Gambling Commission, a role that he has held since December 2007. Prior to this, he was the Senior Legal Advisor to the Gambling Commission.
Previously Mr. Cairncross was a lawyer in private practice having worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.
Mr. Cairncross has a BA and LLB from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Chief Operating Officer – Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba
Dale Fuga is the Chief Operating Officer of the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Gaming Control Commission). Dale is responsible for all operational units within the Authority including Licensing and Compliance.
Dale has been involved with gaming regulation since 1987 when he began as an Auditor with the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation, subsequently serving as Audit Manager; Manager of Licensing and Audit; and Director of Licensing Services. In 1997 he was transferred to the newly created Manitoba Gaming Control Commission as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Licensing and Registration. He assumed the Chief Operating Officer’s role in June, 1999. In 2014, this role was expanded to include additional responsibilities for liquor licensing and compliance.
In addition to serving on the IAGR Board of Trustees, Dale has been an active member of North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) since 1989 and served as its President on two occasions. He served as a Director from 2000 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008 which included terms as President in 2002/03 and 2006/07. Other positions previously held within the organization include Chair of the NAGRA Past Presidents’ Council, Co-Chair of the Internet Gaming Committee, and Chair of the Casino Gaming Committee. Dale also served on the Bingo Standards Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nominating Committee. He is also an active participant with the Canadian Association of Gaming Regulatory Agencies (CAGRA). Dale has been a speaker and/or session facilitator at many conferences including NAGRA, CAGRA, IAGR, G2E and the Canadian Gaming Summit.
Dale is a Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified Management Accountant (CPA/CMA) and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.
Dale is a member of the IAGR Board of Trustees, served as Vice President in 2016 and is the immediate Past President of the Association in 2017-2018.
Programme Director - Insight, Gambling Commission, United Kingdom
Ben has responsibility for a portfolio which brings together the Commission’s market and social research function, and specialists across the various industry sectors. This includes the associated stakeholder engagement, national and international, with a particular interest in best practice. He also shares the senior collective responsibility to deliver the wider Commission business plan.
Ben arrived at the Commission through the merger with the National Lottery Commission. He had worked in a variety of senior roles within the NLC across Insight, Corporate Affairs and Operations, including Head of Evaluation during the third National Lottery licence competition process.
Director of Licensing, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Susan Hensel is Director of Licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. She oversees licensing of the state’s casinos and other gaming related companies as well as the employees working in and supporting the gaming industry.
Hensel is Past President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators having served two terms and is on the Board of Trustees. Hensel previously served as Vice-President and Secretary of the association. Hensel is a frequent speaker on gaming issues and has authored articles on topics including the need for regulator and industry collaboration; best practices for Internet gaming; and leadership.
Hensel is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. She previously served in executive level positions with Pennsylvania state government, including Assistant General Counsel in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. Hensel is a former television news reporter.
She earned her J.D. degree from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Chief Executive, Jersey Gambling Commission
Jason became responsible for gambling regulation in Jersey in 2001. Working with a small team, Jason has managed the modernisation of Jersey’s gambling legislation, culminating in the passing of the Gambling Commission (Jersey) Law 2010 and the Gambling (Jersey) Law 2012. Jason became the first Chief Executive of the Jersey Gambling Commission in 2010.
A longstanding member of IAGR, Jason attended his first conference in Lisbon (2003) and is an active participant in the e-gaming and (anti) money laundering working groups. He is a past Chairman of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF), and an Associate (Regulator) member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.
Prior to becoming a regulator Jason was an academic, receiving his PhD for research in cross-border Policing. In 2014 Jason was appointed a founding Board Member of the Jersey Police Authority, becoming Deputy Chairman in 2015 and Chairman in 2017.
Chief Executive Officer, Gauteng Gambling Board, South Africa
Steven Ngubeni is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Gambling Board (GGB) in South Africa. Ngubeni has more than 15 years of experience in gambling regulation and the public sector. This includes senior positions in the Gauteng provincial government and local municipalities in the Mpumalanga province.
Ngubeni currently serves in the Mpumalanga Town Planning Tribunal, Nkangala Municipal Planning Tribunal, and Nkangala Valuation Appeals Board.
Ngubeni has broad public sector experience having served as CEO of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and as the Deputy Director General for Economic Infrastructure in the Gauteng Department of Economic Development.
Ngubeni has also held senior positions in Mpumalanga provincial government. He was the Municipal Manager of Victor Khanye Municipality and prior to that he held the positon of Director for Technical Services at Emakhazeni Municipality. Under Ngubeni’s leadership Victor Khanye Municipality underwent a successful restructuring that improved efficiency and strengthened performance.
He holds a Btech Degree in Town and Regional Planning, MA degree, MSc degree, MPA degree, Executive Programmes in Leadership and Gambling Regulation.
Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
David L. Rebuck was nominated by Governor Chris Christie on April 29, 2011 to be the Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the casino regulatory agency within the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Rebuck was appointed as Assistant Attorney General on May 9, 2011 by Attorney General Paula Dow. Rebuck was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on January 9, 2012. He was officially sworn in on January 24, 2012.
Rebuck has served as an attorney for 23 years as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and specializes in policy guidance and regulatory reform. He was assigned to the Governor’s Office as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Christie in February 2010 and assisted in the Governor’s initiative to reinvigorate Atlantic City and participated in overseeing regulatory reform efforts as a member of Governor Christie’s Red Tape Review Group.
Rebuck joined the Department of Law & Public Safety in January 1988 as a Deputy Attorney General. He was instrumental in providing legal advice in the review of programs and operations within the department and assisted in the evaluation of the performance of various agencies in accomplishing their mandated governmental role and in the development and implementation of corrective action.
Rebuck earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1974. He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Vermont in 1978, and earned his law degree from Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1986. Rebuck was Associate Dean of Student Life at Ursinus College from 1978 through 1986, and was Assistant to the President of Radford University from 1986 through 1988.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar.
Secretary/Manager, Casino Gaming Commission of Jamaica
Audrey Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer (Acting) of the Casino Gaming Commission of Jamaica. Audrey is responsible for all operational units within the Commission including Legal, Investigations, Corporate Services, Finance and Administration.
Audrey has been involved with the Commission since 2012 in her capacity of Commission Secretary / Legal Officer. In 2013, she was appointed to act as Chief Executive Officer and served in that position for one year. During this time she commenced the development of a framework for regulating the casino gaming sector. In 2015 she was appointed General Counsel and Chief Advisor to the Board of Commissioners as well as all operating departments. In that role, she has direct responsibility for the Legal Services Department with primary responsibility for the drafting of gaming regulations, reviewing and recommending amendment to the governing Act and various policies in keeping with best practices and sector changes. She is the Commission’s representative on matters relating to Proceeds of Crime and Antimony Laundering.
Since April 2016, she is again acting as CEO while retaining her substantive role as General Counsel.
Audrey has received training from the New Jersey Gaming Control Commission, Office of Technical Assistance of the US Treasury and has attended IAGR Conferences of 2014 and 2016.
Audrey is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law, Kingston Jamaica and holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and a MBA in General Management from Barry University, USA.
Director, Danish Gambling Authority
Birgitte Sand is Director of the Danish Gambling Authority. She took up her current position after several years of work as a member of the Executive Board of the Copenhagen Tax Center.
Birgitte Sand holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen; 1985. She started her career in the Danish court of Taxation and moved on to a wide range of different tasks and management positions in the Ministry of Taxation covering legal advice on corporate tax structures and tax on private companies and property, the central IT department and projects regarding leadership, innovation, strategy, change of organizational structures and the development of a nationwide IT salary system. She was for many years also a member of the Board covering the nationwide planning of tax compliance projects.
Since late 2011 Birgitte Sand has been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) Board of Trustees and chair of the IAGR Membership Subcommittee; she has served as Vice President of the association in 2014 and served as IAGR President in 2015.
Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board
Mabutho Zwane was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer by the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board (ECGBB) in December 2009. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the Board and advising the Board on all gambling related matters. Having joined the ECGBB in 2003, he has over 11 years in gambling regulation with a particular focus on audit and compliance.
Mabutho is a graduate of the University of Technology in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and finished the Executive Development Programme at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA in 2007. He is currently busy with his Masters Degree in Business Administration at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.