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The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association has announced that Paul Foster has resigned from his position as CEO, with Nicholas Macias replacing him in the new leadership position of Secretary General.

Following five years in the role, Chair Nigel Birrell said in a statement that Foster is leaving the GBGA to spend more time on other business ventures, with Merel Swarts also departing the association to support Foster. 

Birrell thanked them both for their work over the past few years, before announcing that the position of CEO will be replaced with a new role of Secretary General, with Macias returning to the GBGA to assume the role.

Macias held the position of Chief Operations Officer with the GBGA before leaving last year. He has also held senior compliance positions across the Gibraltar gaming industry since 2014.

The association added that Angela Almeida and Bua Malamalatabua will also be part of Macias’ new team.

Having previously helped the GBGA with website and social media management and engagement as well as meeting and event set-up, Birrell noted that Almeida and Malamalatabua will now have additional administrative and operational responsibilities to carry out as well.

Birrell signed off by stating the GBGA’s strategy over the next couple of months will be to provide support to the industry in understanding and adapting to Gibraltar’s new Gambling Act and the revised licensing regime and new codes of practice that have come from it.