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Responsible Gambling Fund Chair and trustees

Meet the members of the Responsible Gambling Fund's Trust: the expert advisers who set the direction for GambleAware and recommend programs and initiatives for funding.

How the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust works

The purpose of the Responsible Gambling Fund is to provide expert advice and funding recommendations to the NSW Government about addressing gambling harm in the community. At least 6 times a year, the trustees meet to explore and make recommendations on:

  • research
  • community awareness and education
  • early intervention, support and counselling services
  • supporting departmental policy makers and regulators.

Meet the trustees

The Trust currently has nine trustees. They all bring their own expertise from diverse fields including public health, law, government, gambling industry, academia, business and social research.

John Dalzell (Chair)

John Dalzell, Chair of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

John Dalzell is regarded as one of Australia's leading dispute resolution lawyers. In 2016, he was voted by his peers as one of Australia's best litigation lawyers, and has previously advised the NSW Government on liquor and gaming legislation.

Mr Dalzell has significant experience in conducting all forms of dispute resolution, which includes successful mediations, arbitrations, conciliations and commercial settlement negotiations. In addition to chairing the Trust, he is the chair of Dentons, a global litigation and dispute resolution group. He also represents clients in Royal Commissions, Special Commissions of Inquiry, the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and all appeal courts, including the High Court of Australia.

Before migrating to Australia, Mr Dalzell was a barrister in London, specialising in trials before juries and commercial disputes. Prior to taking up law, he was a Royal Marines Commando.

Dr Clive Allcock

Doctor Clive Allcock, member of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

Clive Allcock is an experienced psychiatrist who has done significant work in the field of treatment of problem gamblers. Although he retired from full-time clinical employment in 2006, he continues to work part time for the Mental Health Review Tribunal. He also takes on consultancy work, including acting as an expert witness in legal cases involving gamblers and gambling issues.

Dr Allcock was a founding member of the National Association of Gambling Studies, and has held senior academic positions including Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Professor Paul Delfabbro

Professor Paul Delfabbro, member of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

Paul Delfabbro is an internationally renowned gambling researcher, and a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Adelaide.

His PhD thesis covered the demographic, behavioural and cognitive factors underlying gambling in South Australia. He has also authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and reports covering issues including gambling among adolescents, analysis of the structural characteristics of gaming machines, population prevalence studies, responsible gambling measures, gender differences and the behavioural profiling of problem gamblers in venue environments.

Among Professor Delfabbro’s awards and prizes are the 2015 Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Social Sciences and the Pro Humanitate Literary Award for his book Children in Foster Care.

Professor Joel Negin

Professor Joel Negin, member of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

Joel Negin is head of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. He is an experienced manager, project coordinator and researcher with a focus on health issues affecting vulnerable populations. His research work at the University of Sydney has included health policy and financing, health-worker migration, and serving remote populations with health services.

Professor Negin also has extensive experience in fieldwork, project management and research with academic institutions, government, United Nations agencies and strategy consulting firms.

In addition, he has held positions with the Monitor Group strategic consultancy and the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle, member of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

Mark McCrindle, founder and manager of McCrindle Research, is a social researcher. He undertakes qualitative and quantitative research projects with companies of all sizes, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

In 1994, he established the Australian Leadership Foundation. This foundation provides training programs for young people in schools and higher education as well as at-risk youth.

Mr McCrindle is also a director of Compassion Australia, and is the author of books including The ABC of XYZ: Understanding the Global Generations and Word Up: A Lexicon and Guide to Communication in the 21st Century.

Janett Milligan

Janett Milligan, member of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

Janett Milligan is a senior executive who has held leadership positions at NSW Government agencies. She also has strong governance experience as a board member of bodies including Barnardos Australia, Venues NSW, Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Western Sydney Stadium Steering Committee. Ms Milligan is currently the Chair of Barnardos Australia.

Ms Milligan has served in various executive director roles in the Office of Sport, and as Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Planning at the then NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

She has wide experience in strategy development and implementation, leadership, organisational change, asset management and stakeholder relations, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elizabeth Lyne

Elizabeth Lyne, member of the Responsible Gambling Fund Trust

Elizabeth Lyne is an accountant and auditor with over 20 years' experience in public practice and commercial accounting. She has been a board director in the health, government and community sectors, and has worked in industries including government, health, meat processing, petroleum distribution, logistics and retail.

Ms Lyne also has strong private sector experience as a business consultant and in senior accounting roles. She is currently a member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Guardianship division), board director of Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network and the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Land Manager.

Anne Fitzgerald

Anne Fitzgerald is an experienced former executive in the clubs sector and has diverse experience at on numerous boards in hospitality, arts and community sectors. Ms Fitzgerald is currently the CEO of the Talent Development Project, and a Director of Youth Off the Streets. Ms Fitzgerald holds her MBA, a Graduate Diploma of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts.

Robert Lagaida

Robert Lagaida has had a 30-year career in the NSW public health sector, which included senior executive roles. He has experience on a range of boards including the government, health and community sectors, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also received a Public Service Medal in recognition of his contributions to the NSW public hospital system.

Mr Lagaida holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Information Services and a Master of Commerce.

Interested in funding or a grant for a project of your own? 

Contact us to find out about current funding opportunities. Email info@responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9995 0992.

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