GambleAware Chief Exec

Marc Etches to depart from GambleAware CEO role next year

Marc Etches will be stepping down as UK-based problem gambling support charity GambleAware‘s CEO next March.

Etches’ departure will conclude a decade-long stint at the top of the organisation.

GambleAware has mentioned that it has begun the search for a new CEO in preparation for next year’s change at the top.

“He has taken the charity from strength-to-strength”

GambleAware has evolved into the UK’s leading provider of services related to the prevention of gambling-related harm. Support has been secured from the NHS, as well as mental health organisations and local authorities.

Kate Lampard CBE released a statement on behalf of GambleAware. In this, the following was said.

“It has been a pleasure working with Marc over the past four years and he has taken the charity from strength to strength.

“As a result of his hard work, GambleAware has developed the expertise and sustainability to continue to deliver and work with partners across the healthcare spectrum to prevent and protect against gambling harms. I look forward to continuing this important work with a new Chief Executive next year.”

Supporting player protection

In the 12 months between April 2019 and March 2020, over £10 million was donated to GambleAware. The organisation also, through partnering with the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has secured a funding commitment of £100 million from licensed operators in the UK.

Etches also spoke about his upcoming exit from the company.

“It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as CEO for nearly a decade and I am enormously proud of the charity’s development and the contribution it makes, in partnerships with others, to keeping people safe from gambling harms.

“With the prospect of a new era of increased funding and wider commissioning responsibilities, it is the right time for the charity to find someone with the skills and expertise necessary to take it into the next stage of its evolution.

“I want to thank the Board of trustees and the entire staff team at GambleAware for their hard work and commitment to the charity’s purpose as well as for their magnificent personal support of me.”

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