Richard Colbeck served as a Senator for Tasmania in the Australian Parliament from 2002 until 2016.
During his time in Parliament, Mr Colbeck held various portfolio responsibilities, most notably as the Minister for Tourism and International Education and the Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment.
Prior to his time in Parliament, Mr Colbeck worked in the construction industry for more than two decades, including operating his own business. He has also previously served as
President of the Devonport Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as a Devonport City Council Alderman.
Mr Colbeck 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.