Who is Who?

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David Hickson – Directordavidh
David Hickson is Managing Director of the Fitzwilliam Card Club, one of the largest gaming private member clubs in Ireland. Established in 2003, it currently employs 120 people and has in excess of 50,000 members.David is also a Director and one of the founding members of the Gaming & Leisure Association of Ireland (GLAI), a trade association established in November 2005 to represent the interests of private member gaming clubs in Ireland. In his role as a Director of the Association, David has been a key driving force behind the Association’s campaign to achieve viable regulation for the sector.A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and an accountant by training, David was employed as a Financial Controller for ten years in both the public and private sectors, prior to joining the Fitzwilliam Card Club in July 2003.

Steven Merrick – Director
stevenmSteven is the C.E.O. of Irish Eyes Poker, an Irish online gaming site offering online poker, betting and casino services. He has gained an extensive knowledge of the gaming industry having previously worked as Marketing Director for the same company as well as being associated with other online gaming enterprises. He also has over 20 years experience working in such areas as radio, market research, marketing and advertising.

Steven is a Certified Civil and Commercial Mediator and received his Law degree from University College Cork (BCL 1st).