Appointment of Chief Executive to RGF and RGSB

Press release

2 December 2009

The Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF) and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) have appointed Carol Stone as their new Chief Executive.

Carol was Chief Executive of the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund and since then has been working as a grant making consultant and interim manager. Previously, she held senior posts in arts and museum management, at the Arts Council, the New Opportunities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. She has also had various advisory and committee roles in relation to support for victims of crime and major incidents, and for performing arts bodies.

Carol will take up post as Chief Executive on 1 February 2010 and will lead a joint team supporting both RGF and RGSB. Stephen Dunmore will continue as Interim Chief Executive until Carol arrives.

RGF distributes the funds raised by the gambling industry to research, education and treatment programmes in support of a national responsible gambling strategy.

Baroness Neuberger, Chair of RGSB and RGF, commented "We are very pleased to announce that Carol Stone will be the Chief Executive of RGF and RGSB, particularly because she has such a strong background in grant making and commissioning. These are areas of key importance under the new structures and I have every confidence that Carol is the right person to take this work forward. I would like to express my thanks to Stephen Dunmore, who has been invaluable as the Interim Chief Executive and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the new structures. We will now move forward to implement the initial priorities for research, education and treatment set out in the Strategy Board's recent report."


Notes to editors

The national responsible gambling strategy is coordinated through three bodies:

  • the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board to advise on the research, education and treatment components of the national responsible gambling strategy
  • a single purpose fundraising body (The GREaT Foundation)
  • a distribution body (the Responsible Gambling Fund- RGF).


The joint executive team for RGF / RGSB is as follows:


Carol Stone - Chief Executive

Natalie Simpson - Head of Office and Secretariat

Vicki Hembry -  Head of Finance (part-time)

Jim Fearnley - Head of Research and Policy

Priscilla Padroni - Programmes Manager

Anne Morford - Administration Officer


Further information

Further infomation is available on RGF's website (

Enquiries should be directed to Natalie Simpsonat This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it