KSA announces new chairman of advisory board

KSA announces new chairman of advisory board

The regulatory authority has named a new chairman of advisory board. Credits: KSA

The regulator from the Netherlands has revealed that Ronald Prins is the new chairman of the advisory board.

Netherlands.- Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), The Netherlands’ gambling regulator, unveiled on Thursday that Ronald Prins is the new chairman of the gaming authority. He will succeed Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, and in consequence, he will resign his membership of the advisory board.

The KSA has had an advisory board since 2014. The task of the members of that council is to provide the KSA with solicited and unsolicited advice. Furthermore, Prins currently also holds positions at the Electoral Council and the Dutch Safety Board and is a member of the review committee for the Intelligence and Security Services Act.

Prins considers that bringing the outside world into the KSA is an important task of the board under his chairmanship. “Public organisations such as the KSA benefit from having literally thermometers in society. They need to know how people think in practice. The advisory council can help to ensure this,” he said.

Ronald Prins expressed the wish to be able to advise the KSA “from the bottom up”. He wants the advisory board to be involved with the employees in the organisation.

“In the task that the KSA now faces, many of my interests come together. There are administrative aspects to regulating a market. How do you create conditions that create an attractive legal market that ensures that illegal providers are pushed aside? And of course, you also have the IT and security aspects. It is an interesting and exciting job that the KSA stands for. I hope to be able to help with the other members of the advisory board.”

The complete board

The other members of the KSA advisory board are Theo Schuyt (professor of Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam), Han Moraal (member on behalf of the Netherlands of Eurojust), Dike van de Mheen (director Tranzo, scientific center for care and welfare at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University) and Peter Kuipers (chairman KRO-NCRV).

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