Ex Officio

          JOHN STAWYSKYJ is a recognized leader in hotel and gaming law and is responsible for Ashurst's gaming practice. John is experienced in all aspects of land based and internet gaming issues, commercial transactions involving the gaming industry, including acquisitions, disposals, joint venture arrangements, development projects, leasing, financing arrangements, regulatory issues and drafting of management and operating agreements for gaming operations. John has had extensive experience in advising on interactive and online gambling services, SMS betting competitions and other internet gaming activities. 


          ELLEN WHITTEMORE serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Wynn Resorts and is a member of the board of directors of Wynn Interactive, Limited. She is a renowned expert in gaming law, compliance and licensing with more than 30 years of experience representing some of the world's largest and most progressive gaming companies. She has received numerous accolades throughout her distinguished career, including recognition as one of the "Best Lawyers in America". Ms. Whittemore is responsible for the oversight of the Company's legal affairs and its philanthropic, community relations, and government affairs functions. 

          LUKE ORCHARD is a Corporate Compliance and Risk Management executive with more than 25 years’ experience.  As IGT's Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, he oversees IGT’s corporate compliance, regulatory operations, enterprise risk management and security for all of the company’s gaming, lottery and digital businesses. Luke has spent most of his career managing global compliance teams, specializing in overhauling processes and implementing solutions to strengthen compliance and optimize operations, as well as navigating complex transactions and crises.