Clive Hawkswood has been Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) since its establishment in August 2005. Before that he was the General Secretary of ARGO. Clive was formerly head of the Betting & Racing Branch at the British Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Prior to that, he was at the Home Office, spending time in both the Gambling Section and the Horseracing Policy Team. Earlier in his career he spent several years working in the bookmaking industry.
He is also on the board of the Responsible Gambling Trust, the British charity that raises funds for problem gambling related research, education, and treatment; and he chairs the Gambling Industry Advertising Code Review Group.