Our Management Board

Management Board

Our board consists of a team of experts in gambling addiction, gambler research, community programmes and risk/security issues. We welcome applications for new Trustees – please contact info@betknowmoreuk.org to express interest or request an application pack.

Trustees will be expected to attend 4/6 meetings a year in Central London and provide additional support and expertise on an ongoing basis. Travel expenses will be refunded.

Sarah Ramanauskas

Sarah is a partner at gamblingintegrity.com, specializing in audit and research, having spent 7 years in senior roles researching gambler behaviours, first at Betfair, then William Hill and finally at a major London research agency. She is also Co-Founder of Playright, an innovative technology service which helps gamblers stay in control of their time and spend.

Phil Boye-Anowomah

Acting Chief Executive Voluntary Action Islington

Manager, Islington Volunteer Centre 10 Years Voluntary Sector Experience. Trainer and expert in volunteering, pro-bono and information advice and guidance provision. He also has 15 years’ management experience in the legal sector.

Verdeep Dost

Verdeep is an investment professional working in the infrastructure sector and has been responsible for several major projects, including the acquisition and optimization of airport and toll road businesses across Europe. He also has a background in mental health, being a long-term volunteer for Sane’s national mental health helpline.

Advisors

We are delighted special ‘Advisors’ support our work. Experts in their field, they have kindly offered to provide on-going support to help Betknowmore UK develop and deliver the very best services we can.

Lee Willows

Chief Executive, Young Gamblers Education Trust

www.youggamblers.org.uk

Lee has spent 25 years in the education and third sectors, progressing from a front line post-16 teacher and youth worker, to holding senior leadership positions with Kingswood Learning & Leisure Group, Princess Trust, Newcastle College Group and Trailblazers. He is now delighted to be volunteering to support the work of Betknowmore UK and working with Frankie and the wider Trustee board to move the organisation forward.

Erika Langham

Erika is a Lecturer in the Public Health Program in the School of Human, Health and Social Sciences at CQ University. She lectures in epidemiology, community needs analysis, health systems and health policy. Erika is a co-researcher on eleven successful gambling research grant applications, including projects developing the first summary measures of gambling related harm.

Dr Steve Sharman

Steve gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of East London where he began working in the field of gambling disorders. His research into decision-making strategies in problem gamblers started during an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. Steve gained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where his thesis investigated cognition and decision making in both regular and pathological gamblers. Steve’s current research looks at multiple facets of gambling behaviour including pathways into gambling in treatment seeking populations, predictors of treatment outcome, the relationship between gambling and homelessness, and the effects of specific within-game constructs on gambling behaviour.

Michael Davies

Michael Davies is the Information Security and Data Protection Manager and works within the Service Division. His experience includes developing and implementing Integrated Management Systems in a wide variety of industries (Management Consultancy, Research and Studies, Training, Government, Local Council, Defence and General Manufacturing).  For the past 5 years, Michael has focused on managing ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems and the Government Information Assurance Maturity Model (IAMM).  He is also a Lead Information Security, Safety, Environmental and Quality Assessor. Michael’s responsibilities within NatCen include managing and developing the NatCen Information Security Management System, ensuring the system complies with the requirements of ISO 27001, and acting as Data Protection Manager for the business.

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