Tag Archives: Kate Lampard

GambleAware appoints ‘proven talent’ Zoë Osmond as new CEO

The board of GambleAware has completed its executive search after confirming that Zoë Osmond will be promoted as new CEO of the gambling harm-prevention charity.  Osmond, who currently serves as GambleAware’s Communications and Engagement Director, will replace incumbent Marc Etches, whose tenure as CEO finishes in March. GambleAware highlighted Osmond’s outstanding results in spearheading the charity’s multi-million pound safer gambling …

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GambleAware refreshes its website for 2021

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GambleAware, the UK’s commissioning charity for gambling harm prevention, treatment support and research, has relaunched its begambleaware.org website. The charity has chosen to merge the content of its corporate website about.begambleaware.org with its public-facing domain begambleaware.org, thereby developing a central hub for all users and partners. “By combining the content on one site we hope to make it easier for all …

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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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New GambleAware trustees complete gambling-independent board

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Industry charity GambleAware has expanded its board of trustees with two new appointments to advise the organisation on addictive behaviour and UK health-related matters. GambleAware welcomes London South Bank University Professor of Mental Health Marcantonio Spada and NHS Trust Surrey & Sussex Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, Paul Simpson as new trustees. Professor Spada is the Head of the Division of Psychology and …

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GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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GambleAware increases GamCare funds to revitalise UK support structures

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it has reached a new agreement with partner GamCare, to fund the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ and further support the expansion of UK treatment services for adults experiencing gambling-related harms. Updating the market, GambleAware will increase GamCare’s annual funding by 20%, which will be attributed to a grant totalling £14 million over three years. Increasing …

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The Senet Group open to creating a ‘safer gambling’ levy

Industry-independent watchdog The Senet Group has tentatively backed the potential introduction of a statutory ‘safer gambling’ levy imposed on UK gambling operators. Last week, Senet Group Chair Gillian Wilmot, issued the following statement, regarding the watchdog’s current position on developing a new industry levy designed to ‘fund gambling research, education and treatment’. “The Senet Group is committed to working in …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Last chance saloon

In all my 35 years advising the UK’s gambling industry I can think of no time when it has been so besieged with adverse criticism from the Government, the Parliamentary Opposition, regulators, the media and the general public alike.  Clearly opinions on gambling (whether justified, exaggerated or prejudiced) expressed in the media heavily influence public opinion. The opinions expressed by …

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GambleAware strengthens board advisory with new Trustee appointments

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 …

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GambleAware warns APPG about ‘overlooked’ problem gambling

Problem gambling has been ‘overlooked and underfunded for too long’. That was the message delivered by Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of GambleAware, to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). As gambling-related harm is linked to all forms of gambling, not just FOBTs, Lampard set out GambleAware’s strategy to fund further research, education and treatment …

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