The board of the Alliance for Gambling Reform has announced Gordon Ramsay as its new CEO.

Ramsay was lately the ACT Lawyer-General from 2016-2020, exactly where he led considerable reform, including implementing tips on institutional responses to kid abuse.

He also championed a gambling reform agenda in the ACT which resulted in a additional than 20% reduction in poker devices and regulatory improvements.

Prior to working for the ACT parliament, Ramsay spent two decades doing work in local community services and advocacy he was Government Minister at Kippax Uniting Church for 19 decades.

Board Chair, Sharon Dickson, said: “Gordon provides a wealth of encounter that will more the Alliance’s do the job with our associates and neighborhood to decrease gambling hurt, which is 1 of the most urgent community wellness troubles we encounter as Australians.

“Gordon has a exceptional mix of expertise in social justice and advocacy, as CEO in a expert services-based mostly organisation, working with persons with lived knowledge, and in gambling reform in the political arena. I’m psyched about the transform we will reach with Gordon major the organisation.”

Alliance Chief Advocate, the Rev Tim Costello, added: “We were being so impressed with the ACT pokies buyback scheme announced early past calendar year, and Gordon was integral to that move.

“To have properly negotiated that claims a ton about his potential to navigate the intricacies and issues linked with gambling reform in Australia.”