Our Executive Leadership Team
D’Arcy Myers – Interim CEO
D’Arcy is a highly experienced independent charity consultant with wide knowledge of effective strategic development and change processes in not-for-profit organisations. He spent twelve years as a charity CEO and has led several of them through times of change, including AllergyUK, The Percy Hedley Foundation, the TV and Film charity and The Solicitors Charity.
D’Arcy began his career in Marketing and Business Development before moving to the independent Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific with VSO. This overseas project led to work in 32 countries around the world from Africa, the Far East, Europe, the former Soviet Union, USA and the South Pacific. D’Arcy is also one of the founders of the Small Charities Coalition, the Chair of The Association of Charitable Organisations and The Smallwood Trust, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Mike Kenward – Director of Development
Joining GamCare in 2007, Mike has spent many years working in frontline support roles and has a thorough understanding of how gambling impacts on individual’s lives. He has worked across most of GamCare’s activities over the years, developing systems and databases, projects and programmes, and establishing new products and services for the charity. Mike holds an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management and is interested in the sustainable delivery of charitable activities that have meaningful impact.
He now uses his knowledge of gambling harms to inform the development of GamCare’s specialist programmes, training and accreditation. This work provides activities and services to better reach those at risk of harm, as well as driving up standards of customer protection across the gambling industry to make gambling products and environments safer for everyone.
Debby Morrell – Director of People
Debby joined GamCare in November 2020. She has over 20 years experience of developing and improving the people functions across a very diverse range of both public and private organisations. She worked for a number of years at an international level for a major charity organisation in her previous role. Debby wished to remain in the charity sector and, in her new role, she is very keen to use her extensive experience to ensure that the staff at GamCare are fully supported in successfully delivering the potentially life changing services to our clients. Debby holds a Masters Degree and is a fully qualified HR professional.
Chris Franklin – Director of Finance
Chris joined GamCare in February 2021. He has over 30 years experience working as a Finance Director, having made the switch from working in commerce to the charity sector after a career spent mostly in the music industry. For the last 15 years he has worked for various charities, including those supporting the arts, homelessness, religion, unemployment and animal welfare. He is a qualified accountant and holds an MA in cultural policy.
Rachel Hassan – Director of Quality Assurance & Innovation
Rachel joined GamCare as a member of the Senior Management Team in 2019 to support GamCare in developing and implementing a Quality Management Framework that sets the standard of excellence across the UK gambling treatment system. Rachel has spent almost two decades working across several leading voluntary sector organisations, delivering frontline drug and alcohol treatment and education services, often working in partnership with the NHS. Rachel also spent four years as an outreach advice worker and team leader in Central London working with street homeless and sex workers, as well as volunteering with young people in health and social care. Rachel is passionate about service user involvement and working collaboratively with service users and partners to design, develop and improve services. Rachel’s goal is to ensure that the workforce is motivated to deliver quality interventions/services that have a positive impact on improving lives.
Fiona Macleod – Director of Services
Fiona also joined GamCare in 2019 as Senior Manager for the National Gambling Helpline, where she has been at the helm of the helpline and our online support, ensuring our provision is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people and affected others experiencing gambling harm. Fiona has a wide-ranging background in treatment and Addiction services spanning over two decades, working with both homelessness and substance misuse charities, overseeing teams and services that have made a tangible difference to people’s lives. Alongside this Fiona has extensive experience in the statutory sector, occupying senior roles within commissioning for Local Authorities.
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