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Our people

As of January 2021, GambleAware employs 26 full and part time staff and the management team as listed below.

Who we are

A substantial element of our ‘added-value’ derives from our collective expertise, experience and knowledge allied to our ability to leverage extensive networks and relationships nationally and internationally, and to broker engagement to affect positive and sustainable change.

Our trustees

Our Board of trustees is chaired by Kate Lampard CBE who is lead non-executive director on the Department of Health & Social Care Board and a trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Other directors have extensive public health and NHS experience.

The Board of Trustees is as follows:

  • Kate Lampard CBE - Chair of GambleAware and lead non-executive director on the Department of Health & Social Care Board and trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Saffron Cordery - Director of Policy and Strategy and Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Professor Siân Griffiths OBE - Deputy Chair of GambleAware, Chair of the Global Health Committee, Associate Non-Executive member of the Board of Public Health England (PHE) and Non-Executive Director for Public Health Wales
  • Michelle Highman - Chief Executive, The Money Charity
  • Professor Anthony Kessel - Clinical Director at NHS England and NHS Improvement; Honorary Professor & Co-ordinator of the International Programme for Ethics, Public Health & Human Rights at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Rachel Pearce - Regional Director Commissioning at NHS England South West
  • Paul Simpson - Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Professor Marcantonio Spada - Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health at London South Bank University

Our staff

As of January 2021, GambleAware employs 26 full and part time staff and the management team as listed below. Please email info@gambleaware.org to contact a member of staff. GambleAware is a Living Wage Employer.

  • Marc Etches - Chief Executive
  • John McCracken - Director of Commissioning (treatment services)
  • Dr Jane Rigbye - Director of Education
  • Alison Clare - Director of Research & Evaluation (Interim)
  • Zoe Osmond - Director of Communications & Engagement (Interim)
  • Jameela Khan - Chief Finance and Corporate Services Officer (Interim)
  • Natalie Simpson - Company Secretary
  • Alex Paterson - Finance Manager
  • Grace Carroll - Fundraising Officer
  • Sonal Shah - HR Manager
  • Ruth Champion - Commissioning Manager
  • Simon Smith - Education Manager
  • Zoe Blood - Education Manager
  • Jennifer Denchie - Education Officer
  • Helen Owen - Evaluation Lead
  • Dr Amy Sweet - Research Manager
  • Catherine O'Driscoll - Research Manager
  • Dr Jay Levy - Research Manager
  • James Boxer - Programme Manager (Interim)
  • Chris Purnell - Research Officer (Interim)
  • Conn Doherty - Research Officer (Interim)
  • Yee-Mai Koo-Pandya - Project Support Officer (Interim)
  • Jen Gould - Communications Manager
  • Sarah Evans - Communications Manager (Interim)
  • Susanne Schweda - Events Manager (Interim)
  • Tony Carpenter - Commissioning & Procurement Specialist (Interim)