The Trustees of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust are delighted to announce that they have appointed Mr
John Greenway, MP as their new chairman. Mr Greenway will succeed Sir David Durie on 5th May. The Trustees
have expressed their thanks to Sir David for his diligence and commitment to the charity.
As an MP, John Greenway has demonstrated both a professional and personal interest in matters pertaining to
the gambling and racing worlds. The robust and independent manner of his chairmanship in 2004 of the All
Party Scrutiny Committee earned him the respect of those on all sides of the debate.
John Greenway has been MP for Ryedale since 1987. He has taken a special interest in gambling issues over a
long period, first as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee (1987 – 1997) and as shadow Minister
for Gambling, both in Home Affairs (1997 – 2000) and Culture, Media & Sport (2000 – 2003). Mr Greenway
resigned from the Conservative frontbench in the summer of 2003 to take up the Chair of the pre-legislative
Scrutiny Committee for the draft Gambling Bill.
John Greenway said ‘As the new Gambling Act now takes effect, the RIGT has a vital role in facilitating a
more focussed effort to address problem gambling issues. I look forward very much to working with the
trustees, who themselves have vast experience of the industry, as well as with the Gambling Commission to
help prevent problem gambling and to provide education, advice and treatment for those who develop a
The retiring Chairman, Sir David Durie, said ‘I very much welcome John Greenway’s appointment as my
successor. With his extensive knowledge of the issues surrounding problem gambling, he is well placed to
ensure that the Trust really does achieve its aim of making it less likely that people will become problem
gamblers and more likely that those who do will be able to seek and secure effective help. I wish him and
the Trust well.’…