The purpose of the Welsh Advisory Panel is to advise the Board on the charity’s activities in Wales or with an impact on Wales.

The Panel will provide advice on, inter alia:

  • The commissioning of research projects to reduce gambling-related harms in Wales
  • Education activities to build resilience to gambling-related harms amongst children, young people and students in Wales
  • Public health evidence-based campaigns and initiatives to reduce gambling-related harms in Wales
  • Harm-minimisation initiatives to protect vulnerable groups in Wales
  • The commissioning of treatment services in Wales
  • Engagement with the Welsh Government, Welsh local government, Public Health Wales and other key stakeholders.

The Panel will consider and make recommendations to the Board regarding the resources necessary to deliver the charity’s engagement plan.

The Panel will also provide feedback to the Board on the charity’s performance in Wales, regularly reviewing key performance indicators and evaluations.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for the Welsh Advisory Panel can be found here.


The Panel shall comprise at least four independent members and shall have at least three members who are normally resident in Wales.

  • Appointments to the Panel are made by the Charity’s directors (the Board) and shall be for a period of up to three years, which may be extended for a further period of up to three years
  • The Board shall appoint the Panel’s chair, taking account of advice from the Panel
  • In the interests of transparency and openness, representatives of the UK and Welsh Governments, the Gambling Commission and the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) may also be invited to observe all or part of any meeting, as and when appropriate.

The following are currently invited to attend:

Cllr Huw David Director of Public Protection Wales lead for licensing matters
Professor Simon Dymond Swansea University
Wynford Ellis Owen The Living Room, Cardiff / Beat the Odds / CAIS
Graham England Ara
Kate Evans WSA
Katie Fry Citizens Advice
Amanda Gilroy Ara
Owen Hathway Sports Wales
Anna Hemmings GamCare
Dave Holland Vale of Glamorgan
Karen Hughes Public Health Wales
Oswyn Hughes Wales Lottery Forum
Professor Ann John Swansea University Medical School
Professor Bev John University of South Wales
Sarah Johns  Chair of the All Wales Licensing Expert Panel
Charlotte Meller Gambling Commission
Sarah Meredith Welsh Government
Cllr Dafydd Meurig WLGA Spokesperson for Public Protection and Regulatory Services
Tori Miles Swansea University
Teresa Owen Directors of Public Health Wales
Lee Phillips Money Advice Service
Professor Robert Rogers  Bangor University
Catherine Sharp Public Health Collaborative Unit (Bangor University) Public Health Wales
John Wainwright South Wales Police
Simon Wilkinson WLGA (representing Cllr Huw David and Cllr Dafydd Meurig)

If you wish to put yourself forward to join the Panel, please contact us.

Minutes of meetings

The minutes of meetings will be published here.