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Accreditation, Certification and Evaluation (ACE) Panel

Professor Yvonne Guerrier BA. MA. Ph.d

Yvonne Guerrier is a visiting professor at West London University, she recently retired from the University of Roehampton where she was Professor of Organisation Studies and, previously, Dean of the School of Business and Social Sciences.

Yvonne conducted two research studies into gambling (both with Dr Guy Bohane): the first looking at the social Impacts of a local casino and the second looking at the attitudes of young people to gambling (focusing particularly on University students).

Yvonne brings wide experience as an academic researcher and industry consultant. Before joining University of
Roehampton, she held posts at London South Bank University and University of Surrey where she worked on a range of research and consultancy projects within the hospitality and tourism sector.

Dr Guy Bohane
Academic and researcher

In 2012 and 2013 Guy Bohane was the lead researcher on two Southlands Methodist Trust-funded research projects on the social impact of gambling in the UK. He is senior lecturer in corporate social responsibility and management at the University of Roehampton Business School, London. He has a Masters Degree in Education and a PhD in Business Ethics.

Guy originally trained in hospitality and leisure management and also has 10 years’ experience in corporate hotel and leisure management property brokerage and valuation having worked for Knight Frank International and Christie and Co.


Tom Kavanagh, CBE
Formerly Deputy Chief Executive, Gambling Commission

Tom Kavanagh was Deputy Chief Executive at the Gambling Commission until his retirement in 2010. He was previously Secretary to the Gaming Board for Great Britain from November 1991 until it was wound up in September 2005. He is both a past Chairman (2005 to 2008) and past Secretary (1991 to 2005) of the Gaming Regulators European Forum. He is currently a trustee of GamCare.

He was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in June 2003 and was ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church in September 2005.


Dr Christeen George

Dr Christeen George is currently the Programme Director for the MSc in Occupational/Organisational Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and her main interests focus around people’s behaviour in the workplace and employment relationships. She is particularly interested in psychological contracts, organisational and professional commitment and positive psychology. She has published a book concerned with the psychological contracts of professional workers which is published by Open University Press. Her recent research has been concerned with the retention of professional workers. She has managed and delivered research projects in many large organisations including Aviva, Tesco, Ernst & Young, Computech, Mars, Pilkington Glass, M&S, various local authorities, the Royal Navy and the NHS. Recent practitioner experience includes the development of an instrument to evaluate the effectiveness of Continuing Professional Development courses within the NHS; psychometric testing as part of a Leadership Development programme; work with a venture capital organisation to develop a measure of organisational climate; assessing the psychological contracts of workers in a leisure based company; looking at gender differences in the psychological contracts of workers at the National Grid; and evaluating a coaching programme for entrepreneurs.