London, 14 January 2021: GambleAware is happy to announce that following its contemporary aggressive recruitment procedure, Zoë Osmond can be changing Marc Etches because the charity’s new Leader Government as of finish of March 2021.
Zoë Osmond brings a wealth of data to the function, having been Communications and Engagement Director at GambleAware for the previous two years. She additionally has a robust observe report of using industry expansion around the charity and industry global, having up to now held CEO, Managing Spouse and World Industry Director roles.
Since 2018, Zoë Osmond has been main the supply of GambleAware’s multi-million pound More secure Playing and remedy campaigns and has labored with stakeholders throughout public well being, executive, media, academia and the trade to verify crusade good fortune. Thru this paintings, and the supply of a complete assessment of the charity’s strategic positioning and communications time table in 2019, which helped to tell the route of GambleAware, Zoë Osmond has advanced a transparent figuring out of the alternatives and demanding situations the charity and sector faces.
Previous to beginning with GambleAware, Zoë Osmond held the function of Leader Government for the Nationwide Promoting Benevolent Society (NABS), a countrywide charity that helps folks operating within the media and promoting trade. Whilst operating with NABS, Zoë Osmond led the transformation of the charity, through growing and commissioning new toughen products and services, and striking NABS on a protected monetary footing.
Commenting on Zoë Osmond’s appointment to the function, Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of GambleAware, stated: “Prior to now two and a part years that I and trustees have labored with Zoë, she has demonstrated to us that she suits the standards we’re searching for completely. Her wisdom and revel in of GambleAware method she will hit the bottom operating, one thing this is of explicit significance when beginning a management function all the way through a deadly disease.
“Her background as a charity chief and revel in of using industry transformation presentations that she understands what it takes to guide a significant organisation operating with a fancy stakeholder team that calls for a assured, consultative and collaborative means. Her talent to paintings with a variety of material professionals and her revel in of reworking a charity, development companies, and main trade can be instrumental in taking GambleAware to the following level in its construction.”
Zoë Osmond additionally commented: “GambleAware is at a thrilling second in its historical past, and during the last ten years, Marc Etches has finished a lovely task in main the charity up to now. This is a crucial time for the playing sector and the new pledge of as much as £100 million from the playing trade method it is a important time to form and pressure ahead GambleAware’s necessary paintings and broaden its personal experience. I’m desirous about the chance of transformation and the alternatives now to be had to GambleAware to paintings with different organisations to forestall playing hurt and I sit up for taking at the problem.”
- GambleAware is an unbiased charity (Charity No. England & Wales 1093910, Scotland SC049433) that champions a public well being technique to fighting playing harms – see http://about.gambleaware.org/
- GambleAware is a commissioner of built-in prevention, schooling and remedy products and services on a countrywide scale, with over £40 million of grant investment beneath energetic control. In partnership with playing remedy suppliers, GambleAware has spent a number of years methodically development constructions for commissioning a coherent machine of transient intervention and remedy products and services, with obviously outlined care pathways and established referral routes to and from the NHS – a Nationwide Playing Remedy Provider.
- The Nationwide Playing Remedy Provider brings in combination a Nationwide Playing Helpline and a community of locally-based suppliers throughout Nice Britain that works with spouse companies and folks with lived revel in to design and ship a machine, which meets the wishes of people. The program delivers a variety of remedy products and services, together with transient intervention, counselling (delivered both face-to-face or on-line), residential programmes and psychiatrist-led care.
- Within the 12 months to 31 March 2019, the Nationwide Playing Remedy Provider handled 9,008 folks and that is projected to upward push to 24,000 folks a 12 months through 2021. The Helpline won about 39,000 calls and online chats in line with annum. GambleAware additionally runs the web page BeGambleAware.org which had 7.7million web page perspectives and signposts folks to a variety of toughen products and services.
- GambleAware produces public well being campaigns together with Wager Feel sorry about. A More secure Playing Board, together with representatives from Public Well being England, the Division for Virtual, Tradition, Media and Recreation, and GambleAware, is chargeable for the design and supply of a crusade in response to highest observe in public well being schooling. The Wager Feel sorry about crusade is being funded thru explicit, further donations to the charity, in step with a dedication given to the federal government through the broadcasting, promoting and playing industries. See: