GambleAware appoints two new trustees

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GatenbySanderson is delighted to have managed the successful recruitment process and supported the appointment of GambleAware’s two new trustees, which completes its move to establish a Board that is wholly independent of the gambling industry.

The new trustees are:

Professor Marcantonio Spada, Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health at London South Bank University, who brings to the Board significant experience in working to identify factors that influence various addictive behaviours

Paul Simpson, Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, who brings to the role significant healthcare and financial management experience which stems from an extensive career in senior finance roles across a range of local NHS Trusts.

Kate Lampard, GambleAware’s Chair of Trustees said:

“We are delighted that Marcantonio and Paul have agreed to become trustees of GambleAware. Between them, they bring strong experience in addiction, public health, finance and risk management… GambleAware’s Board is now wholly independent of the gambling industry, and we believe this is necessary to secure public trust and confidence given our central role in commissioning research, education and treatment services.”

Rebecca O’Connor, Not for Profit Consultant at GatenbySanderson, commented:

“We have worked closely with GambleAware throughout their journey towards establishing an independent Board. Working in close partnership together has been invaluable in gaining an in-depth understanding of the organisational culture and the essential qualities they seek in their new trustees. We are delighted with the outcome.”

Our Board Practice understands the challenges of public sector and not for profit boards, and we have a strong track record in appointments, and building better boards through our board reviews, coaching and tailormade development programmes.