Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority

Australia: NSW casino regulator adds new board member Gillian Eldershaw

Gillian Eldershaw joins ILGA's Board.
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She was appointed by the New South Wales Government in replacement of Nicole McWilliam, whose term has been completed. With her addition, she becomes the eighth member of the board, led by Chairperson Philip Crawford.

The NSW Government announced on Friday the appointment of Gillian Eldershaw as a new member to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) Board, the entity which makes decisions on higher risk licensing proposals and disciplinary matters involving casinos, hotels, clubs, bottle shops. 

Eldershaw was welcomed to the ILGA by Chairperson Philip Crawford, in replacement of Nicole McWilliam, whose term has been completed. She brings the Board’s membership back to eight, as it is currently composed by Crawford, deputy chair Murray Smith, and members Craig Sahlin, Stephen Parbery, Sarah Dinning, Samantha Zouroudis and Paul Gentle.

The newly appointed board member is a Barrister admitted to practice in New South Wales and in the High Court of Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Laws in 2004 and earned a Bachelor of Nursing in 1995. 

Crawford spoke in a press release and commented on the appointment of Gillian Eldershaw: “Ms. Eldershaw has been appointed for a three-year term and brings a wide array of skills and experience which will be a great asset to ILGA”. 

"ILGA is committed to fair and transparent decision making and dealing with matters in a timely and efficient manner. People appointed to the ILGA board must be of the highest integrity and promote fair, transparent, and efficient decision-making. Ms Eldershaw clearly meets all these requirements", he concluded. 

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