GambleAware has appointed Professor Sian M. Griffiths OBE, Professor Anthony Kessel and Chris Pond as trustees on its board.
After a recruitment process that took place over four months, GambleAware has appointed three new independent trustees to its board.
They are Professor Sian M. Griffiths OBE, past president of the UK Faculty of Public Health; Professor Anthony Kessel, former director of Global Public Health and the responsible officer for Public Health England; and Chris Pond, chair of the Money Charity and the Equity Release Council Standards Board and the Lending Standards Board and vice-chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission.
GambleAware has also appointed a fourth trustee; Jim Mullen, chief executive of Ladbrokes Coral Group.
Professor Anthony Kessel said: “While we have made strides over recent years in bringing similar addiction-related issues into the public health agenda, gambling addiction is not yet as recognised as others. I am excited to take on the challenge to do all we can to help get problem gambling more widely recognised as a public health matter.”