Aviva Chairman gets new position

The latest news from the UK’s national responsible gambling charity, GamCare, include reports that Chairman of international insurance group Aviva, Lord Sharman of Redlynch, has been appointed as the new president of GamCare, where he will replace Lord McIntosh. The decision is effective from September this year.

About his position Lord Sharman said: "I am pleased to take on the mantle of my friend and predecessor as President of GamCare, Lord McIntosh of Haringey, who sadly died last year."

"GamCare is an excellent example of real corporate responsibility in action, where industry and charity work together to address an important but largely hidden social issue. I am looking forward to doing what I can to help ensure that the industry’s money is spent wisely and well to help gamblers and their families."

In addition to this, GamCare chairman Anthony Jennens commented: "I am extremely pleased that Lord Sharman has agreed to become our president. He will add a powerful and authoritative voice to our cause. His exemplary record in business is matched by his experience and knowledge both of corporate responsibility and central government.

"Lord Sharman’s considerable experience, wisdom and energy will help us strengthen our influence and extend our reach.”

Lord Sharman’s extensive experience speaks for itself – prior to his position in Aviva plc, where he became chairman in 2006, he served as chairman of KPMG International from 1997, then joined the House of Lords as Baron Sharman of Redlynch in October 1999 as a Liberal Democrat; in 2002 he completed a study of Central Government Audit and Accountability commissioned by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and he also serves as chairman of the Advisory Panel for GoodCorporation.

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