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Board of Trustees

Margot Daly – Chair

Margot is an inquiry chair at the Competition & Markets Authority and serves as a non-executive director at the NAAFI, where she chairs its audit & risk committee.  She also serves as an ad hoc independent business consultant, primarily in the media and technology sectors. Previously Margot held chief executive officer and chief operating officer positions in FTSE listed and privately held companies and served as a non-executive director at Sport Resolutions UK, chairing its product and communication subcommittee.  Margot holds a master’s degree from King’s College London in competition economics with a focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

John Hagan – Deputy Chairman

John is a founding partner of leading specialist gambling law firm, Harris Hagan. John advises on all aspects of online and land-based gambling law, speaks frequently at industry conferences and is also a regular contributor of articles to national and international gaming publications. John is also President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.

Dominic Harrison – Trustee

Dominic is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1988 with KPMG. He has held senior positions in Finance, Marketing and Operations with Grand Metropolitan plc, Bass plc and Hilton Group plc. He spent a decade in the gambling sector in leadership roles with Ladbrokes and Gala Coral. Since 2012, he has held a number of CEO roles in regulated businesses both in the UK and Internationally.

He is currently CEO of ICP Education- a fast growing group of children’s nurseries. He became a Trustee at Gamcare in 2012 and is Chair of the Gamcare Audit and Risk Committee.

Dr Emily Finch – Trustee

Dr Finch is an Addiction Psychiatrist and the Clinical Academic Group (CAG), Clinical Director for the Addictions CAG with responsibility for Addiction services across Lambeth, Bexley, Greenwich and Wandsworth. She is currently clinical lead for the alcohol assertive outreach team and treats patients with addiction problems in a variety of settings. She has a background in drug and alcohol policy and is also a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Emily is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Addictions Executive. She is a co-chair of the London joint working group on hepatitis C.

Emily recently chaired the NICE quality standard drug use disorders topic expert group. From 2004 to 2007, Emily was the Clinical Team Leader at the National Treatment Agency (NTA) where she took a lead in the clinical aspects of national drug policy. Emily teaches and lectures on all aspects of addiction and supervises PhD and MSc students. Emily is head of education and training for the CAG, and she is also a Trustee of Alcohol Research UK.

Jill Britton – Trustee

Jill has a great deal of experience working in addiction services and mental health services. She joined the GamCare Board and Clinical and Quality Governance Committee in 2017. Jill has worked in addiction services in a range of capacities, as a front line practitioner as well as national policy and local commissioner of services. Her current role is as an Assistant Director of Jointly Commissioned services across health and social care. Jill also has a Master’s degree in research and has had numerous publications of policy and practice guidance.

Dr Gareth Jarvis – Trustee

Dr Gareth Jarvis is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS and Medical Director for Jameson Division, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, leading mental health services across the London Boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Harrow and Brent.  After qualifying at Edinburgh Medical School he undertook his medical training in South East Scotland, Somerset and London.  He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist in community mental health services and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment.  He has Masters Degrees in Psychiatric Research and Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals and has been an Improvement Fellow at UCLP.  He has completed the NHS Leadership Academy’s Nye Bevan Programme in Executive Healthcare Leadership.  As a qualified practitioner and mentor in the Open Dialogue approach, Gareth is passionate about social and family inclusion in mental health care.

Matthew Moth – Trustee

Matthew Moth is the Director of Communications at The University of Manchester. He founded Madano, a strategic communications consultancy in 2004 and successfully managed its growth, development and acquisition by Canadian headquartered AVENIR Global – one of the world’s leading independent communications groups. With over 30 years of corporate communications experience, he previously held senior consultancy and in-house positions, including Group Director of Communications at Taylor Woodrow plc.

Matthew was President of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce from 2018-2021. He is currently Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Nominations Committee, at FitzRoy – a leading learning disabilities charity.

Jeff Clarkson – Trustee:

Jeff qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young in New Zealand after studying at Auckland University of Technology. Jeff has a diverse background having held leadership roles in finance and operations in both listed and privately held companies in the brewing, media and marketing sectors.

Anita Gundecha – Trustee

Anita is a qualified pharmacist in the UK and USA with experience as a clinician and senior manager across a range of NHS, UK private and USA healthcare sectors that includes pharmacy, addiction, mental and physical health.

She has a decade of experience delivering addiction and gambling treatment services across London and home counties with two years as Lead Pharmacist then as Deputy Director for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) Addictions Directorate. Anita was also Head of Service for CNWL Camden Community Adult Physical Health Services. She founded and operated her own business gaining knowledge of finance, corporate governance and CQC registration and compliance.

Anita currently works in business transformation at CNWL delivering system transformation of children’s mental health services across North West London. She holds an MBA from Lancaster University and is passionate about clinical governance and using her clinical and business knowledge and experience to deliver quality health services

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