About the ISGA
The International Social Games Association (ISGA) is the global industry body for social games companies. We provide a unified voice for the industry in legal, regulatory and commercial debates at a time when an increasing number of people are choosing to play social games and the way that those games are accessed, played and paid for is changing. Founded in September 2013, following the merger of the Social Gaming Association and the International Social Games Coalition, our members comprise social game makers from established global operators to up-and-coming start ups. We are a not for profit trade association, whose core objective is to educate and inform the public, policy makers and regulators on what the industry does, how it works and the value it generates for both those that love to play social games and for the digital economy. We do this through the development and management of best practice principles, by commissioning original research on who is playing social games and how, and by engaging with stakeholders across Europe, the US and Asia in relevant policy and regulatory debates.
CEOLuc Delany is the CEO of the ISGA. Luc is also the Founder and CEO of Delany & Co, a public policy and communications agency. He is a former policy executive at Google and Facebook, a Fellow of the British American Project, and sits on the University of Maastricht External Advisory Board of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
ChairmanPaul Mathews is the Chairman of the ISGA. Paul is also the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Playstudios. He’s a driving operational force who sustains the ISGA’s forward momentum with a wonderful mix of personal charm and perseverance. Paul draws on his prior experiences as the head of IGT’s Online Gaming Group, Co-Founder and COO of Wagerworks and an Investigative Officer with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Policy ManagerSimon is the Policy Manager at the ISGA. He Previously interned at the Foreign Policy Team of the Clinton Foundation where he produced briefings for former US President Bill Clinton. He writes for a range of industry publications on issues affecting the tech sector and is a member of the Chatham House young member forum. Simon graduated in Modern History from the University of Oxford (2008) and is qualified as a barrister.
Non-Executive Board AdvisorStuart Tilly, formerly founding Director of the Social Gaming Association, has brought his expertise to the ISGA as an advisor to the board. Stuart is a practicing solicitor having trained and qualified at magic circle law firm, Allen & Overy LLP. Leaving there in 2005, he has since held in-house legal roles at both Sportingbet Plc and Bodog UK, leaving the latter in 2012 to set up iGaming Counsel, a legal advisory service dedicated to the legal, regulatory and commercial needs of the online gaming community. He also holds a current Personal Management Licence issued by the UK Gambling Commission.
Public Policy Director AustraliaSandra is the Public Policy Director Australia at the ISGA. She has engaged in policy-making as a bureaucrat, ministerial adviser and policy advocate in Australia with federal and state governments over three decades. She most recently worked as a government relations specialist with a global public affairs firm where she advised clients in areas including online gaming, trading and safety.