British charity GamCare has announced Lester Posner and Jas Bindarh as ratified trustees to its board.
Posner is currently head of communications for the Health and Safety Executive and has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry.
Having started out as a news journalist before joining the Government Communication Service, Lester has led multi-disciplinary teams in Whitehall departments and arm’s length bodies, advising Ministers, executive teams and boards.
Bindarh, a chartered certified accountant and regulatory consultant, has spent the majority of her career in the corporate and investment banking sector, with a focus on the evolving regulatory landscape.
She joins GamCare having worked with other charities and organisations in the gambling harms space, as well as with mental health service providers as a service user consultant.
“I am delighted with Lester and Jas’ appointments to the board as trustees,” GamCare board chair Margot Daly said. “They both bring a wealth of experience from their respective fields, and I’m sure they will be instrumental in helping us continue to raise the profile of gambling support in the UK.
“I look forward to working with them both.”
The double appointment comes after GamCare in February published recommendations for addressing gambling related debt, calling for more cross-sector partnerships to help reduce gambling harms.
This followed the second in a series of Gambling Related Financial Harm (GRFH) workshops, which, hosted by GamCare in November, explored gambling debt and how different sectors can better support clients’ gambling related debt.
The session brought together more than 60 attendees and featured expert speakers from Bristol University and Lloyds Banking Group, debt advice organisations Citizens Advice, PayPlan and StepChange, as well as speakers with lived experience of gambling related debt.
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