President – Bheki Mlambo
Chief Executive Officer, Mpumalanga Gambling Board
He joined the Mpumalanga Gambling Board in 1998, and has served in different capacities, including that of Investigations and Compliance Officer, head of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He therefore has extensive experience in the gambling industry, the gambling regulatory environment in particular, having been involved in the rollout of the first casinos in South Africa. The Mpumalanga Province was also the first Province to introduce Limited Payout Machines (LPMs) in South Africa, in 2003.
He is currently a Member of IAGR’s Board of Trustees. He served as Vice President of the Association in 2015 and currently serves as IAGR President.
Vice President – Dale Fuga
Chief Operating Officer – Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba
Dale Fuga is the Chief Operating Officer of the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Gaming Control Commission). Dale is responsible for all operational units within the Authority including Gaming Integrity, Gaming Compliance and Corporate Services (Finance and Information Technology).
Dale has been involved with gaming regulation since 1987 when he began as an Auditor with the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation, subsequently serving as Audit Manager; Manager of Licensing and Audit; and Director of Licensing Services. In 1997 he was transferred to the newly created Manitoba Gaming Control Commission as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Licensing and Registration. He assumed the Chief Operating Officer’s role in June, 1999.
In addition to serving on the IAGR Board of Trustees, Dale has been an active member of North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) since 1989 and served as its President on two occasions. He served as a Director from 2000 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008 which included terms as President in 2002/03 and 2006/07. Other positions previously held within the organization include Chair of the NAGRA Past Presidents’ Council, Co-Chair of the Internet Gaming Committee, and Chair of the Casino Gaming Committee. Dale also served on the Bingo Standards Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nominating Committee. He is also an active participant with the Canadian Association of Gaming Regulatory Agencies (CAGRA). Dale has been a speaker and/or session facilitator at many conferences including NAGRA, CAGRA, IAGR, G2E and the Canadian Gaming Summit.
Dale is a Certified Management Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.
Dale is currently a member of the IAGR Board of Trustees and currently serves as Vice President of the Association.
Treasurer – Bruce Molnar
Chairman, Pokagon Band Gaming Commission
Molnar was named as a Commissioner for the Pokagon Band Gaming Commission in September 2008 and currently serves as Chairman on the three member tribal gaming commission with offices at New Buffalo, Michigan U.S.A.
Bruce served as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police before concluding an automotive career as a GM/Hyundai dealer principal. Molnar is a business development consultant and serves on the Board of Directors for his tribe’s Community Finance Development Institution (CDFI).
Bruce is a Certified Fraud Examiner and earned a Master’s degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.
Molnar is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, IAGA, IAGR, Institute of Internal Auditors, and the NTGC/R -National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators.
Secretary – Trude Felde
Senior Advisor, Norwegian Gaming & Foundation Authority
Trude Hogseth Felde works for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority. She has a Master degree in Law, and has worked for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority since August 2001. Her special area is regulation of the Norwegian market, Internet gaming, EU gambling regulation and social gaming/gambling.
Executive Director, New Zealand Gambling Commission
Blair Cairncross is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Gambling Commission, a role that he has held since December 2007. Prior to this, he was the Senior Legal Advisor to the Gambling Commission.
Previously Mr. Cairncross was a lawyer in private practice having worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.
Mr. Cairncross has a BA and LLB from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Director of Licensing, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Susan Hensel is Director of Licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. She oversees licensing of the state’s casinos and other gaming related companies as well as the employees working in and supporting the gaming industry.
Hensel is Past President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators having served two terms and is on the Board of Trustees. Hensel previously served as Vice-President and Secretary of the association. Hensel is a frequent speaker on gaming issues and has authored articles on topics including the need for regulator and industry collaboration; best practices for Internet gaming; and leadership.
Hensel is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. She previously served in executive level positions with Pennsylvania state government, including Assistant General Counsel in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. Hensel is a former television news reporter.
She earned her J.D. degree from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
David L. Rebuck was nominated by Governor Chris Christie on April 29, 2011 to be the Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the casino regulatory agency within the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Rebuck was appointed as Assistant Attorney General on May 9, 2011 by Attorney General Paula Dow. Rebuck was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on January 9, 2012. He was officially sworn in on January 24, 2012.
Rebuck has served as an attorney for 23 years as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and specializes in policy guidance and regulatory reform. He was assigned to the Governor’s Office as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Christie in February 2010 and assisted in the Governor’s initiative to reinvigorate Atlantic City and participated in overseeing regulatory reform efforts as a member of Governor Christie’s Red Tape Review Group.
Rebuck joined the Department of Law & Public Safety in January 1988 as a Deputy Attorney General. He was instrumental in providing legal advice in the review of programs and operations within the department and assisted in the evaluation of the performance of various agencies in accomplishing their mandated governmental role and in the development and implementation of corrective action.
Rebuck earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1974. He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Vermont in 1978, and earned his law degree from Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1986. Rebuck was Associate Dean of Student Life at Ursinus College from 1978 through 1986, and was Assistant to the President of Radford University from 1986 through 1988.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar.
Director, Danish Gambling Authority
Birgitte Sand is Director of the Danish Gambling Authority. She took up her current position after several years of work as a member of the Executive Board of the Copenhagen Tax Center.
Birgitte Sand holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen; 1985. She started her career in the Danish court of Taxation and moved on to a wide range of different tasks and management positions in the Ministry of Taxation covering legal advice on corporate tax structures and tax on private companies and property, the central IT department and projects regarding leadership, innovation, strategy, change of organizational structures and the development of a nationwide IT salary system. She was for many years also a member of the Board covering the nationwide planning of tax compliance projects.
Since late 2011 Birgitte Sand has been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) Board of Trustees and chair of the IAGR Membership Subcommittee; she has served as Vice President of the association since October 2013 and served as IAGR President until October 2015.
Chief Executive, Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore
Jerry is a career police officer who had held key appointments such as the Commander of the Police Coast Guard, Training Command and Director of Manpower in the Singapore Police Force. He was seconded as the Chief Executive of the Home Team Academy before taking on his current appointment.
Jerry is married and has two sons.
Chief Executive Officer, North West Gambling Board (South Africa)
In November 2007, the North West Gambling Board (South Africa) appointed Mr Fortune Sekgaphane to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective from January 2008. Mr Sekgaphane studied law at the University of the North West (South Africa). He was employed as a Legal Officer in 1991 by the Consumer Council in the North West Province (South Africa). He left the Consumer Council of the North West in November 1996, as a Manager for the Education Department.
He commenced employment with the Mpumalanga Gambling Board (South Africa) in 1997, where he served at various levels over a period of ten (10) years. He was appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Gambling Board in January 2003 and was subsequently appointed permanently to the same position in January 2004. During that period, he led a team which introduced Limited Payout Machines for the first time in South Africa. He served the Mpumalanga Gambling Board for a period of five (5) years, as a Chief Executive Officer with remarkable results, until his resignation in November 2007.
He was appointed the Chairperson of the Illegal Gambling and Technology Committee of the Gaming Regulators of Africa Forum in Mangoshi (Malawi) in 2007 and in Nairobi (Kenya) in 2008, and has since been re-appointed to the same position in Limpopo (South Africa) in 2014. He presented papers and participated in panel discussions at various international conferences, including a paper on Illegal Gambling and Distribution of Gambling Machines in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya in July 2008 and Manzini, Swaziland in August 2009) and amongst others, a panel discussion in Rome (Italy) on Social Responsibility in the gambling industry.
Director of Regulatory Operations, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom)
Nick joined the Gambling Commission in 2007, before which he was an Assistant Chief of Police with extensive policy and operational command experience with territorial policing, serious and organised crime and criminal intelligence matters. He has held positions as UK programme director for the resultant National Ballistics Intelligence Service, chair of the UK firearms Intelligence Committee, vice chair of the UK Firearms Strategy Group and national Director of the Police National Database programme. Nick holds degrees from the Universities of Birmingham and Cambridge and an Advanced Diploma in Organisational Management from Manchester University.
As a member of the Gambling Commission’s Executive Group, Nick’s main focus is on corporate leadership of the Commission and the delivery of its business plan , with strategic focus upon our programmes of work that encompass licensing, compliance, intelligence and enforcement delivery through partnership activity. He has particular responsibility for our work addressing sports betting integrity issues.