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CISA-certified accountant joins player protection and standards body's Compliance and Advisory Services Department
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London, 3 May 2010 - The player protection and standards body eCOGRA has added another highly qualified professional to its Compliance and Advisory Services Department in order to better service a growing demand from industry companies, now approaching 80 leading organisations, for guidance on internationally accepted regulatory standards.
Louise Chunnett joins the independent, non-profit and London-based company as a Compliance Manager, becoming a member of a team of 12 well qualified professionals.
Following a distinguished school career, in 2002 Chunnett was awarded the prestigious Ida C Koran Scholarship and studied for a four year Bachelor's degree in Accounting at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She graduated in 2005 which provided her with the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA).
In 2009 she successfully qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa, going on to qualify that same year as a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a qualification recognised by the US-based ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
She has several years’ previous experience with the internationally respected professional business services group PricewaterhouseCoopers, culminating as Assistant Manager – Financial Services Advisory – Systems, Processes and Assurance.
Chunnett will join experienced teams travelling to eCOGRA accredited operations and new applicant companies to conduct acceptance and compliance reviews.
Andrew Beveridge, CEO of eCOGRA, said: "eCOGRA has reached a stage now that we can offer top professional people like Louise an exciting opportunity to advance themselves both professionally and personally.”
Beveridge said that an added advantage for the compliance team was working closely with eCOGRA's Independent Directors, who are respected senior executives with wide gaming industry and business experience.
eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) was founded by competing online gambling companies seven years ago to improve operational standards and player protection. Accredited companies must comply with practical business and integrity standards, coupled with an impartial inspection, review and monitoring program that authorises them to display the organisation's revocable Safe and Fair seal.
Since its formation, the organisation has extended its services to cover online casino and poker room operations, Internet bingo, sportsbetting, mobile and live gambling businesses, and affiliate program best practice through an Affiliate Trust Seal, positioning its influential accreditation within reach of all online gambling companies.
Many of the top software providers in the industry have already been assessed by the organisation, which is recognised by several international online gambling regulators and by bodies such as the European Gaming and Betting Association, which counts most of Europe's major online operators among its members.
Since 2003, the eCOGRA seals have become synonymous with tier one levels of fair and responsible gaming, professional conduct and high operating standards when displayed on an online gambling website.
Accreditation remains open to all software companies and their operators and affiliate programs. For more information, go to www.ecogra.org
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