GamCare appoints Myers as interim CEO

Myers takes on the role having served in similar positions with several other charities over the past 12 years.

Previously, Myers led Allergy UK, The Percy Hedley Foundation and The Solicitors Charity. He was also chair of both the Association of Charitable Organisations and The Smallwood Trust.

New GamCare CEO D’Arcy Myers has a long track record running charities

Myers’ appointment comes after GamCare in June announced Anna Hemmings had stepped down as CEO after five years in the role.

“I am excited to be joining GamCare and supporting our staff and partners in the hugely important work they do,” Myers said. “I look forward to meeting as many staff, service users and partners as possible in the coming weeks.”

GamCare’s chair of trustees Margot Daly added: “I am delighted to welcome D’Arcy to GamCare. His wide-ranging experience will be invaluable for the organisation at a time of great change for this sector.”

Funding support for GamCare

GamCare’s change in leadership comes after the charity earlier this year secured funding for an additional three years.

Provided by GambleAware, the funding enables GamCare to continue running the National Gambling Helpline. GamCare has operated the service for over 25 years and has committed to widening its accessibility for people in need.  

GamCare is also using the funds to improve the digital tools and resources that complement the helpline. In addition, it plans to deliver greater regional services and treatment across London, Yorkshire and Humber, Scotland, the South East, East Midlands and the North East.

Shortly before this, GamCare also announced that Lester Posner and Jas Bindarh were to become new trustees on its board.

Posner is head of communications for the Health and Safety Executive and has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Bindarh, a certified chartered accountant and regulatory consultant, has spent most of her career in the corporate and investment banking sector.

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