Bacta has confirmed its commitment to increased diversity with the recent election of four female members into key positions at committee level.
Jo Craig from ADP Gauselmann and Jo Fallon of Pontins and Britannia Hotels were elected co-chairs of Bacta’s North West Region in the last couple of months, while more recently, Elizabeth Speed of Luxury Leisure became chair of the Social Responsibility Committee, with Amanda Kiernan of Praesepe taking up the position of vice chair.
Speaking about the recent election successes, Elizabeth Speed said: “Being an active member of Bacta is important for our wider business. In addition to being a past Chair of Division 3 and a member of Division 1 and National Council, I am pleased to be able to chair the Social Responsibility Committee, which is doing some excellent work in protecting vulnerable players.”
“It’s an honour to be appointed onto the Bacta social responsibility committee. Working with other operators we will collectively work to ensure this committee puts social responsibility and reducing harm to players as our primary objective,” said Amanda Kiernan.
Jo Craig and Jo Fallon said, “There are more women working in the industry than ever before and it is time that this was represented. We enjoy the challenge of co-chairing the North West Region, liaising with our fellow industry representatives and making a significant challenge to the status quo.”
John White, CEO of Bacta, commented: “Ours is a traditionally male-dominated industry, however, we have a growing number of women members and it is great to see this group bringing their talents to two key areas of our work.”