27 March 2023
Responsible Wagering Australia Appoints Kai Cantwell as New CEO
Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) has recently announced the appointment of Kai Cantwell as its new CEO, effective from April 17th, to lead the independent industry body for Australia’s licensed online betting industry.
Cantwell brings a wealth of leadership experience, having previously served as the chief of staff for Australia’s minister for families and social services. Before this, he spent over six and a half years with the Department of social services, working as a director and later state manager for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
With his extensive background in social policy, sports, wagering, and government, Cantwell is uniquely positioned to lead RWA and present a confident and united voice on behalf of its members. He is committed to working with RWA members, sporting and racing bodies, and governments at all levels to strike a balance between protections, regulation, and freedoms.
RWA is an independent industry body that promotes responsible wagering and advocates for increased standards in Australia’s licensed online betting industry. As RWA’s new CEO, Cantwell aims to increase research, data, and insights capabilities to better understand problem gambling behavior and target effective measures.
Cantwell stated, “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with RWA members, sporting and racing bodies, and governments of all levels to ensure we continue to get the balance right between protections, regulation, and freedoms. As we further boost research, data, and insights capability, I look forward to leading RWA to further understand problem gambling behavior and target effective measures.”
Nick Minchin, Chairman of RWA, expressed his confidence in Cantwell’s appointment, stating that “His deep understanding of social policy, sports, wagering, and government position him perfectly to lead RWA and its members as we continue to promote socially responsible wagering and advocate for the highest standards in the sector.”