Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia (WGHA) is on the hunt for a new chief following the announcement that its founder and CEO Helen Galloway is leaving the post to focus on other commitments. 

Galloway, who will hand over early next year, said that influencing systemic change had been rewarding yet challenging work. “I have had the privilege of establishing this not-for-profit organisation and creating the structure to drive change in the industry,” she said. 

“The time is right for me to hand the reins to a new person that can drive the necessary growth that will lead to further positive impact for gender equity.” 

WGHA chair Christie Roser said, “On behalf of the board we would like to thank Helen Galloway for establishing the organisation and being a visible advocate for women in the industry. We wish Helen all the very best as she focuses on her other commitments.” 

The WGHA is now seeking a new chief to continue advocating and driving change in the industry and to help deliver on WGHA’s goal of achieving gender equity and equality and an inclusive industry. 

The WGHA says its ongoing aim is to influence meaningful change within the industry by informing best practice, highlighting inequality, and providing professional development. 

“WGHA is looking for an experienced leader to bring a fresh perspective and energy as we seek to grow our partnerships and continue to unite the industry for an equitable future,” Roser said.  

“The board are excited about the opportunity ahead of us and look forward to expanding our impact over the coming years through this appointment.” 

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