Richard Wade


Until his retirement earlier this year, Richard Wade was the Director of Compliance & Responsible Gambling for the Rank Group Plc, the UK’s largest casino operator, and chairman of the NCF’s Operation’s Forum. He was awarded the British Casino Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 to commemorate thirty nine years in the casino industry. During that time, amongst other achievements he created the Rank Group’s award winning “Keep it Fun” responsible gambling brand and, in 2011, obtained a Masters Degree in Compliance Management. Whilst otherwise spending his retirement in writing his first novel, Richard also sits on the NCF’s Playing Safe Executive Panel which co-ordinates responsible gambling initiatives across the casino sector.
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