Hawkswood has chaired the association since it was formed by founding members Racing Post, Oddschecker and Better Collective in May 2019.
“During the Autumn I advised the RAiG board that I intended to step down as its chair,” Hawkswood explained. “Given my other commitments it was clear to me that I would not have the time to do full justice to the role once the government’s gambling review got into full swing.”
“We have used the intervening period to address RAiG’s work programme for next year with the pending review in mind. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved at RAiG who, from the first day, have been extremely helpful and supportive.”
His replacement, Cian Nugent, serves as managing director of racing for affiliate and media business the Racing Post. He previously worked for betting exchanges Matchbook and Entain’s Betdaq.