On his appointment to the position of Chairman Keith Bristow commented:
‘We should never forget that serious and organised criminals commit crime to make money, causing untold misery in the process. The total amount of money laundered into and through the UK is unknown, but we do know that it will include the proceeds of virtually all serious and organised crime in the UK as well as significant sums from overseas. Criminals use a range of dishonest methods to launder their criminal profits including gambling which can provide a credible explanation for a source of wealth.
I have been impressed by the commitment of the gambling industry to tackle money laundering. The industry acknowledges that there is more to be done. As Chair of the GAMLG, I will work constructively with the industry to continue to drive up standards and, when necessary, robustly challenge current policy and practice. By making it even more difficult for criminals to exploit the gambling industry, we will make a real contribution to the protection of UK businesses and communities.’
Keith Bristow QPM, Chair of the Board,
Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (GAMLG)
and former Director General, National Crime Agency.
Secretary to GAMLG
Ursula is responsible for the day-to-day operation
of GAMLG and reports directly to Keith Bristow, Chairman.