Nick Minchin served as Australia's Consul-General to New York from 2014 until 2017 and prior to that was a Federal Cabinet Minister.
Mr Minchin was elected to the Australian Senate for South Australia in July 1993 and served until June 2011.
During his time in Parliament, Mr Minchin held various portfolio responsibilities, most notably as the Minister for Finance and Administration in the Howard Government. While in office, he held the posts of Leader of the Government in the Senate, and Vice-President of the Executive Council.
Mr Minchin holds degrees in Law and Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra and was an AFS Scholar at Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is the Vice-President of the Samuel Griffith Society, a member of the Victorian Division of the Liberal Party and is an Ambassador of the Adelaide Football Club.
Mr Minchin serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Responsible Wagering Australia.
Stephen Conroy served as a Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament for more than 20 years, including as the Leader of the Government in the Senate and as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
During his time in Parliament, Mr Conroy worked across multiple portfolio areas, most notably as the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the National Broadband Network between 2007 and 2013.
Before entering Parliament, Mr Conroy worked at the Transport Workers Union. In 1993, Mr Conroy was elected to Footscray City Council.
In November 2016, Mr Conroy was appointed as the Executive Director of Responsible Wagering Australia.
Karen Lees is a senior compliance and risk executive with extensive experience in designing and implementing strategic solutions for change management in regulation, compliance and risk sectors.
She has strong leadership skills coupled with practical planning ability and is recognised for her ability to work cohesively with industry by taking a no-nonsense approach to regulation.
Her previous roles include Director of Compliance for the Victorian Gaming & Liquor Regulation and Senior Director of Strategic Risk & Intelligence at the Australian Taxation Office, where she was responsible for designing and implementing strategies in relation to the identification of risks connected to international illegal aggressive tax schemes.
Karen brings an extensive background in investigations, intelligence and risk and has a Masters in organized crime and undergraduate degree in policing and journalism.
RWA is in the process of recruiting additional board members with a focus on candidates with regulatory and academic backgrounds.