Mike is Chairman on the board of ESSA, and has worked at Ladbrokes for almost 40 years. Mike has held several positions at the company including Retail Operations Director, where he was responsible for 2000+ retail betting shops, Trading Director, responsible for all business channels; Retail, Telephone and Internet, and most recently Business Director, responsible for industry matters specifically horserace fixtures and funding.
Heike heads bwin.party’s Public and Regulatory Affairs at EU level as well as in several Member States. On the strength of her communication and PA background, she has been particularly involved in the European Commission’s action plan on online gambling. She further represents the company’s interests within the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).
Ewout Keuleers is General Counsel to Kindred Group Plc ( Unibet, Stan James) where he is responsible for the group’s continued compliance of business activities with sector specific regulations, in particular gaming licenses and AML/CTF.He is a qualified lawyer in Belgium and solicitor in England and Wales. Besides a Master in Laws, he holds an ICA International Advanced Certificate in anti-money laundering.
Bill is Director of Security at William Hill plc, has an extensive background in gambling and security. Following 23 years in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary, including time as a Detective Chief Inspector, he has gone on to work for the British Horseracing Authority (formerly the Jockey Club), the Gambling Commission (formerly The Gaming Board of Great Britain), and the Sports Betting Integrity Panel.
A practicing Solicitor with over 13 years’ post qualification experience, Christian specialises in corporate law and mergers & acquisitions. He worked in private practice for national firms (Hammonds (now called Squire Sanders), Wragge & Co and Halliwells) for around 10 years, before moving in-house as Group General Counsel to Stanleybet in February 2010. Christian was promoted to the main executive board as Director of Group Legal Services in May of 2013.