Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 in News

Former Victorian Auditor-General Ches Baragwanath has been appointed as a sessional Commissioner of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation, Gaming Minister Tony Robinson announced today.

Mr Robinson said Mr Baragawanth’s professional experience and reputation for integrity and independence made him an excellent fit for a senior role at the state’s gambling regulator.

“Ches Baragawanth has been associated with the highest standard of integrity since his time as Auditor-General in the 1990s,” Mr Robinson said.

“His commitment to objectivity and scrupulous decision-making will make a valuable contribution to maintaining a strong and independent gambling regulator in Victoria.”

Mr Baragwanath was Auditor-General of Victoria from August 1988 to July 1999.

Prior to that, Mr Baragwanath was the Internal Audit Manager with the State Electricity Commisison and Assistant Auditor-General in the Australian National Audit Office.

The Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation (VCGR) is a statutory authority reporting to the Gaming Minister and responsible for ensuring the probity and integrity of all gambling activities in the state.

The VCGR supervises, investigates and audits gambling conduct, detects and prosecutes gambling offences, tests and approves gambling products for player fairness and regulates gaming machine and table game operations in gaming venues and the Casino.

Mr Baragwanath’s appointment to the VCGR begins on 1 July 2010.

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