Leigh Barrett

Leigh Barrett

Founder/ Executive Director/ Principal Consultant

Leigh is one of Australia's most sought after responsible gambling strategists and recognised expert in regulatory compliance for the gaming and hospitality industry. With a wide range of pertinent qualifications and a strong background in social work, social policy and government regulation, he brings more than 20 years experience to the field of problem gambling, responsible gambling and liquor licensing. He regularly attends key industry forums, think tanks and conferences all around the world as a highly respected guest speaker and working party group co-ordinator.

He has been a key figure in Forums and Committees such as:

  • The Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation Codes Working Group
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Committee Working Groups
  • Crown Casino Customer Support Centre Expert Consultative Committee
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Steering Group
  • Queensland Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee
  • National Association for Gambling Studies


Leigh also co-authored the first generic Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct to be approved by the then Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation and has been engaged to train VCGR (now VCGLR) staff on responsible gambling and customer care issues.

He regularly appears on behalf of gaming venue clients as an expert witness in many gaming applications and hearings.

As a qualified trainer in responsible gambling, responsible service of liquor, anti money laundering, occupational health and safety and a range of staff focused personal development topics, Leigh has a well earned reputation for excellence within the gambling sector and with regulators alike.