Industry charity and problem gambling prevention group GambleAware (Gambleaware.org) has confirmed the appointment of three new trustees as advisors’ to its Board of Governance.
Following an open recruitment process, which lasted four months GambleAware announces the following new trustees
- Professor Siân M Griffiths OBE, Past President of the UK Faculty of Public Health, Associate Non-Executive member of the Board of Public Health England and Trustee of the Royal Society for Public Health;
- Professor Anthony Kessel, former Director of Global Public Health and the Responsible Officer for Public Health England, and Honorary Professor and Coordinator of the International Programme for Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Chris Pond, Chair of the Money Charity and the Equity Release Council Standards Board and the Lending Standards Board and Vice-Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission.
Further to the trustee appointments, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen has been appointed as an industry board advisor. The GambleAware board now has a total of 13 trustees, eight of whom have no connections to the gambling industry
Kate Lampard, Chair of GambleAware, commented on the Charity’s board and advisors
“I am pleased to welcome our new independent trustees, who between them bring skills and knowledge in areas that are important to the delivery of our charitable objectives. Whilst we hold the view that it is right that the gambling industry stands first-in-line to contribute to research, education and harm-minimisation, we think that national and local government authorities and agencies too have a role to play in providing treatment and intervention services for those that need help, particularly where problem gambling is only one part of their need for support, or it has become so severe as to require qualified clinical treatment.”
GambleAware is committed to raising the profile of gambling-related harm amongst national and local government authorities and agencies and to encourage the use of public funding to provide a broader and more joined-up response to minimising gambling-related harm.