The Greyhound Board of Great Britain or GBGB for short, is the governing body for greyhound racing in the UK. The organisation recently restructured its executive leadership team, and most judges agree that some positive changes have been made in the boardroom. Philip Law was recently appointed as GBGB’s new Director of Regulation. While wolfwinner.com has some of the very best regulation in terms of gaming, the move to appoint Law should reap dividends for the Greyhound Board.
“We are very pleased that Phil has taken on this role. As an experienced lawyer within the field of sports regulation, he possesses the skills and expertise needed to carry out this role and ensure we continue to uphold our world-leading standards of integrity, ” said Jeremy Cooper, GBGB Chair, said:
”As Chief Executive, Mark can now focus all his time and energies on our driving our sport forward – both in terms of raising welfare standards and exploring commercial opportunities. Mark has played a pivotal role in implementing these initiatives and I look forward to seeing the sport progress and evolve over the next few years.”
Philip law is renowned for his expertise in sports integrity, litigation and stakeholder management. He also has a background in accounting and was a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. Law has also previously served as the chair of the England Boxing National Disciplinary Panel and brings a wealth of relevant experience into this new position for the GBGB.
Law said on his appointment – “I am an avid sports fan and am very familiar with the sporting regulatory landscape. As a sport involving animals, it is so important that GBGB and our licensees constantly uphold the high welfare and integrity standards that we all want and expect from the sport”.
With a lot of negative press surrounding the treatment of greyhounds in recent times, this shake up at the Greyhound Board of Great Britain was long overdue. The main issue is that there are a number of anti greyhound groups who make revenue from false charity claims. While there is work to do where the treatment of greyhounds is concerned, the situation is greatly exaggerated by these con merchants looking to make a quick buck from the sport.