Mr Newson commenced as Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming & Racing within the NSW Department of Industry following machinery of government changes in early 2017. Mr Newson brings an extensive range and depth of regulatory knowledge and experience from leadership roles across state and federal organisations.
Mr Newson’s experience in law enforcement, defence and regulatory practice includes commercial assurance activity in the import/export environment, interdiction of criminality in the border environment, educating and strengthening business resilience in response to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing risks, consumer protection enforcement and energy market compliance.
Mr Newson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics), a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Legal Studies, and a Master of Law & Management.
Mr Newson is a Trustee of the NSW Responsible Gambling Fund and Vice President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators.