Board of Trustees
Chair of the Board
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.
Trustee and Chair of Audit Committee
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.
Trustee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
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, human resources, facilities, logistics and technology in both listed and privately held companies in the brewing, media and marketing sectors including Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), MTV and Omnicom.
Jeff has led multi-disciplinary teams and his experience includes acquisitions, divestments, corporate restructuring and leading change management projects including systems implementations.
Dr Gareth Jarvis
Trustee and Chair of the Clinical and Quality Governance Committee
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
Jill is Director of Commissioning and Strategic Investment at Islington Council and has broad and expansive experience working in addiction, mental health and social care services.
Jill has a Master’s degree in Psychological Research Methods and strives to bring a balance of expertise and knowledge to all aspects of her work, noting the importance of user voice and experts by experience, as well as evidence informed practice.
Jill led on national policy for addiction for many years, including the development of the first national policy guidelines for drug and alcohol treatment for young people.
Over the last 15 years Jill has led commissioned services across health and social care in local authorities and in the NHS, and is a key player in the development of Integrated Care System and Integrated Care Partnership in a London region.
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.
John is a founding partner of 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.
Jas is a chartered certified accountant (ACCA) and holds a master’s degree in finance. She has spent most of her career in finance roles within the corporate and investment banking industry focusing on the evolving and increasingly complex regulatory landscape.
Jas is passionate about the inclusion of lived experience perspectives in public health and third sector organisations. She has worked extensively with charities and organisations in the gambling harms space, as well as mental health service providers, as a service user consultant.
She currently works as a regulatory consultant at Standard Chartered Bank.
Lester Posner is Managing Director at Teneo, working in the firm’s strategy and communications division.
He has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Previous roles include Director of Communications at the Health and Safety Executive and senior communication positions at the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions. Lester started his career as a journalist before joining the Government Communications Service.
Lester holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in social and public communications, with a focus on social psychology, and co-authored a guide on behavioural change approaches for Government communicators.
Dee has been a forensic psychologist in the UK and Ireland for over 22 years as well as having worked as Chief Operating Officer for mental health charity Together for Mental Wellbeing for two years. He sits as a specialist member of the Parole Board of England and Wales.
Dee’s previous roles include two terms as Chair of the National Division of Forensic Psychology. He has been Chair of the Training Committee for Forensic Psychology overseeing standards of education provision and accreditation for University Courses in the UK, and Chair of the Qualification Board for Forensic Psychology. He is currently Head of Qualification in Forensic Psychology for the British Psychological Society. He remains a practising forensic psychologist, preparing specialist reports in civil and criminal cases across the United Kingdom. He is committed to bringing all his professional experiences to bear to support people struggling with gambling harm.