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.

Ed Francis

Head of Development at Lambeth & Southwark Mind

Ed specialises in charity fundraising and business development, and has significant experience of working in mental health through his current role with Lambeth and Southwark Mind. He was previously employed by the Prince's Trust as a statutory partnerships manager and has held long-term voluntary roles with Family Action and Crisis.

Richard Elwell

Managing Director Ethical Influence

Richard Elwell, has over 28 years in training experience and continuous CiPD. He founded Ethical Influence in 2005, following successful projects in America, India and Kuwait. As an NLP Business Master Practitioner, his thirst for new and exciting breakthroughs never end as shown by Ethical Influences extensive portfolio of clients.

In addition to working with both individuals and teams, including senior executives in the corporate world and the public sector, Richard is also a published author. His recent book REthink: Clarity Beyond Stuckness is an excellent insight into his revolutionary methodology. Richard enjoys public speaking and is also an active supporter of local charities where he dedicates significant personal time.

Moe Hashimi

Start Up and Business Design Specialist 

Moe believes in the potential of all people. Everything he does in concerned with supporting the expression of ideas and creating alignment from within the individual. He does this through genuine curiosity, deep exploration and an incredible obsession for progress.

He is a Start-up Specialist, a Conversation Designer and a Decision Architect, working with entrepreneurs and organisations to develop growth strategies, clear cultures and effective communication models. He is a coach and mentor, and also an investment consultant for a major player in the subsidiary market.

Having been involved in over 100 sectors, conducting business in 14 countries, Moe's connections span all 4 corners of the globe. Over the past 3 years, he has been heavily involved in the Third Sector, as an adviser for organisations such as Body & Soul, Youth At Risk, Trailblazers Mentoring, the Reasons Why Foundation, Richmond Borough Mind and UCL's Global Citizen Programme.

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.

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.

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