YGAM Symposium Speakers

Dan Waugh

Chairman, YGAM

Dan Waugh is the chairman of the board of trustees of YGAM, Dan is also a Partner at consultancy firm Regulars Partners. In his role at Regulars Partners advises a number of clients on the development of responsible gambling programmes. Mr Waugh is also a member of the Society for the Study of Gambling and the European Association for the Study of Gambling. Dan Waugh has an extensive knowledge of the risks of gambling and gambling regulations.

Dame Rosie Winterton DBE MP PC

Member of Parliament for Doncaster Central

Dame Rosie Winterton DBE MP PC is a British Labour Party politician. Ms Winterton is a member of parliament for Doncaster Central. In June 2017 Rosie Winterton was elected as one of the three deputy speakers of the House of Commons. In 2016 New Year Honours she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

Peter Woodroffe

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ISA

Peter Woodroffe, is the Deputy Chief Executive, Independent Schools Association (ISA) since 2016. Before becoming Deputy Chief Executive he elected a member of the Executive Committee for ISA from 2014-2016.

Dr Margaret Carran

City, University of London

Dr Margaret Carran is a Senior Lecturer at City University London. Dr Carran is currently researching how the law and regulation can actively protect minors from gambling related harm and how employability of undergraduates can be improved in the ever-changing global markets. She has recently completed an evaluation of the effectiveness of the YGAM gambling awareness programme, which she will be talking about at the symposium.

Anna King

Councillor, Northampton Borough Council

Anna King is a councillor for Northampton Borough Council and is the Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Safety.

Gerda Reith

Professor of Social Sciences (Sociology), University of Glasgow

Gerda Reith is Professor of Social Science at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the impact of social and environmental factors on gambling, and on their implications for public health and policy. She has written extensively on the empirical and theoretical issues around these topics and sits on the editorial boards of a number of journals. She has advised national and international governments and organisations on issues related to gambling and public health.

Lee Willows

Chief Executive, YGAM

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. Lee's personal struggles with gambling was the catalyst to establish YGAM.

Anne Evans

YGAM Trustee

Anne has now retired, following a distinguished career within education. Husband Keith, has also retired following his distinguished career working for a multinational window manufacturer in a senior leadership role. Both as parents, have first-hand experience of the potential devastation gambling can bring upon families and bring considerable insight in education and governance.

Jason Chuah

Professor, University of London

Professor Jason Chuah is the Head of the Academic Law Department at City, University of London. He is the editor of several international journals, including the Journal of International Maritime Law, International Company and Commercial Law Review, International Trade Law and Regulation, Shipping & Trade Law, International Transport Law Review, and Finance & Credit Law. He has also written 9 books and over 200 articles.

Richard Ives

RGSB Member

Richard Ives is a member of the Education Consultant and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). Richard has large experience of prevention and education work with children and young people, especially in relation to illegal drugs and alcohol. Mr Ives has also completed an evaluation of the GambleAware website.

Mark Etches

Chief Executive, GambleAware

In 2012 Marc Etches was appointed Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust (GambleAware). Before being appointed Chief Executive of GambleAware, Etches was Chief Executive of GREaT Foundation.

Paul Hope

Programme Director, UK Gambling Commission

Paul Hope is Programme Director in Consumer Policy at the UK Gambling Commission. His role encompasses consumer behaviour, empowerment and protection, responsible gambling, engagement and partnership working.

Dr Alan Littler

Industry Advisor

Dr Alan Littler advises the national and international gambling industry as a member of the Gaming Practice. The focus of Alan’s work is for remote gambling operators and adjacent activities, such as social gaming. He also advises those providing services to the sector and covers regulatory developments in the lottery and casino markets. Alan has a strong academic background in European law, holding a LL.M. (cum laude) in European Community Law from Leiden University, and moreover having been awarded his PhD from Tilburg University for research on the regulation of gambling and EU law.

Adrian Sladdin

Director of Education, YGAM

Adrian has almost 30 years' experience within education; progressing from a front line Maths and English teacher to holding senior leadership roles within education and within Ofqual approved, International Awarding and Qualification Bodies.