July 9, 2024 2 min read


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GambleAware, GamCare Enhance Teams with Strategic Additions

GambleAware has named Siân Griffiths as its new chair of trustees, while GamCare designated Tim Hodgetts as its director of clinical operations

GambleAware has designated Siân Griffiths as its new chair of trustees, replacing Baroness Kate Lampard. The latter is stepping down after approximately eight years in the position.

Griffiths will step into the office on July 18 and will leverage her profound industry experience to tackle gambling harms in the UK. A former chair of Public Health England’s global health committee and founding director of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, the appointee will be a valuable asset to the British charity.

Griffiths is also a non-executive director for Public Health Wales.

She expressed delight in the appointment, vowing to continue working with GambleAware to ensure gambling harms are taken seriously.

I look forward to continuing these efforts with my public health colleagues and experts within the GambleAware board as we transition to a new statutory funding model.

Siân Griffiths, chair of trustees appointee, GambleAware

Lampard also commented on the matter, expressing confidence in the appointment of Griffiths as her successor. She added that she is proud of what GambleAware has achieved so far and how much the charity has grown.

GamCare Adds Hodgetts to Its Team

In the meantime, GamCare unveiled Tim Hodgetts as its new director of clinical operations. A health and social care expert with some 22 years of experience, Hodgetts will reinforce the charity’s team.

Hodgetts, according to a report by GamblingInsider, has held a number of senior leadership roles for the NHS and will bring important expertise to the GamCare team. In his new position, he will be tasked with working with the GamCare leadership on overseeing the charity’s strategy and managing the operations of its clinical and support services.

Hodgetts was welcomed on board by chair Margot Daly who lauded his significant expertise, knowledge and insights and said that she is looking forward to working with him.

Hodgetts, on the other hand, expressed delight about the opportunity to support the GamCare team and help it deliver its priorities.

The opportunity to lead and support the organization to continue delivering high-quality, personalized, support services, including the National Gambling Helpline – outstanding of its kind – that ensure the best possible outcomes for people experiencing gambling harm, is why I was attracted to the role.

Tim Hodgetts, director of clinical operations, GamCare

Hodgetts added that he is excited to work closely with GamCare’s existing partners, including the government and the NHS.


Although Fiona doesn't have a long-spanning background within the gambling industry, she is an incredibly skilled journalist who has built a strong interest in the constantly growing iGaming network. The team at GamblingNews.com is glad to have her on our roster to help deliver the best stories as soon as they hit. Aside from writing, she loves to dabble in online casino games such as slots and roulette, both for her own enjoyment and also as research to better improve her understanding of the industry.

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