Q&A with Jackie Hutchinson


Jackie and her daughter, Cara Brady (Photo credit to Phillip Kuruvita, Launceston) How did you find your start in the industry and how did you arrive at your current position? Firstly, let me start by staring that I promise my answers will get shorter after this one...! I commenced working for the TAB (now Tabcorp) as a Supervisor at Tabaret, the first gaming machine venue in Victoria. The venue was popular due to pent up demand (& great service by the team!) but really took off once gaming reel-style product was approved and taught me the importance of getting product matched to customer desire. With approval of gaming legislation and expansion of gaming across clubs & pubs I took the opportunity to move to the Greatest Team of All at the Geelong Football Club and the success of our Social Club venue was sadly at odds with our two Grand Final losses. I loved working for a sports organisation embedded within the community and delivering connection between members, guests and team. From there I joined the Crown Casino Melbourne opening team and enjoyed launching a multi-faceted service focused entertainment offering to the people of Melbourne. When I [...]

Q&A with Jackie Hutchinson2019-02-06T15:47:13+11:00

Gender Diversity in the Workplace is not a Game of Luck


It gives me great pleasure to be writing this piece for Clubs Insight as the inaugural CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). This marks an important step for WGA, since its launch in May 2017, with the focus now on building awareness, attracting additional corporate partners and helping men and women reach across the gender divide. […]

Gender Diversity in the Workplace is not a Game of Luck2019-10-24T08:38:04+11:00

Appointment of WGA Chief Executive Officer


I am delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Galloway as the CEO of Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA). Helen has extensive experience in the Asian Gaming market having held senior roles in Macau and Singapore. Helen spent five years with Las Vegas Sands Corporation, first as Vice President - Strategic Analysis at Sands China Limited then as Vice President - Casino Development and Strategic Analysis at Marina Bay Sands. Prior to this she was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wynn Macau. Helen is currently a non executive director with Tasracing and also with TT-Line. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified member of CPA Australia. Helen holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Information Systems, and has completed the gaming focused Executive Development Program with the University of Las Vegas and University of Reno. In her role as CEO, Helen will be responsible for the strategic direction of WGA to attract, develop and retain women within the gaming industry, as well grow and promote membership of WGA. Reflecting on her appointment, Helen said “I’m thrilled to be selected to lead WGA, I’m looking forward to championing gender diversity [...]

Appointment of WGA Chief Executive Officer2019-10-24T08:38:50+11:00

WGA is Pressing for Progress…Are You?


The last year has seen a wave of activism around the world focused on gender equality. Women have shown great courage in sharing their stories, generating open and robust discussion on misplaced power and bias and workplace discrimination and harassment. We need to be bold, to be urging more courageous conversations about gender equality and to press for progress. We need to better support and encourage each other to gain momentum and break new ground. Gender parity is over 200 years away according to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report and we can’t accept that. Recognising a need to support progress for women in the gaming industry, Women in Gaming Australasia (WGA) was established in 2017. Dedicated to empowering women in this thriving and fast-paced industry, WGA supports development and success through education, mentorship and networking opportunities. Gender equality is an issue of economic and social importance and WGA is committed to supporting women’s progress and promotion, valuing the benefits gender equality brings to the workplace and gaming industry. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress and WGA is proud to contribute to and support progress for women and to drive positive change. We encourage all women [...]

WGA is Pressing for Progress…Are You?2019-10-24T08:39:32+11:00

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