Our people

Employees

James Grimes, Gambling with Lives
Using personal experiences of gambling harm, leading national campaigns, and a career working in schools and sport, James oversees all of our prevention work including education, training and public information.
James Grimes Head of Prevention
Judith joined Gambling with Lives in 2022 following a 15-year career in the NHS. Specialising in mental health and addiction, Judith is a registered mental health nurse and oversees our family support service, supporting bereaved families.
Judith Williams Head of Family Support and Community
Nick Harvey, Gambling with Lives
Nick joined Gambling with Lives after working as an international journalist and then leading communications teams at Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde) and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). Nick leads our external communications and campaigns.
Nick Harvey Head of External Affairs
With a strong background in charity fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning, Rozie leads GwL’s fundraising programme. Rozie has worked at the British Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, and Endometriosis UK.
Rozie Corbett Head of Fundraising
Tom Fleming, Gambling with Lives
Tom joined Gambling with Lives following a career in travel publishing. He is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of our external affairs strategy, which is aimed at influencing the reform of gambling legislation and regulation in the UK.
Tom Fleming Communications Manager
Emily Beck, Gambling with Lives
As an experienced event manager, Emily is responsible for organising all charity-wide events. She also leads the development and implementation of our community offering as part of the family support service.
Emily Beck Community and Events Manager
Catherine combines her lived experience of gambling harms with her extensive education, business, and coaching knowledge to lead the delivery of training for the Chapter One project.
Catherine Wilson Prevention Manager
Lisa has over a decade of experience in leading mental health and suicide prevention programmes. She is responsible for delivery of prevention programmes in the south of England.
Lisa Quigley Prevention Manager
Declan will lead delivery of education programmes across the island of Ireland and contribute to UK prevention work. His education background and lived experience of gambling harm fuel his passion to reach as many people as possible.
Declan Cregan Training Officer

Trustees

Liz Ritchie, Gambling with Lives
Liz is a retired psychotherapist who worked in the NHS for many years. She co-founded Gambling with Lives with her husband Charles after their son Jack took his life in 2017. She is a member of the NICE committee on Gambling: Diagnosis, Identification and Management.
Liz Ritchie Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Trustees
Charles Ritchie, Gambling with Lives
Charles co-founded Gambling with Lives in 2018 with his wife Liz after their son Jack took his life seven years after starting gambling while still at school. Charles has a strong research background, having been Head of Higher Education Research in the Civil Service.
Charles Ritchie Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Trustees
Tim’s commitment to Gambling with Lives stems from his son’s friendship with Jack Ritchie. He brings experience in planning, governance and general management from his career as a Director in the NHS in Sheffield and is also a trustee at Age UK Sheffield and Voluntary Action Sheffield.
Tim Furness Company Secretary
David Campbell, Gambling with Lives
David is an FCA-accredited chartered account with a wealth of professional experience, including 25 years spent as a partner at Grant Thornton UK. He is also Chair of Trustees at Age UK Sheffield and a current board member of Sheffield District Society Chartered Accountants.
David Campbell Treasurer
Pete Keogh, Gambling with Lives
After the gambling-related suicide of their son Lewis in 2013, Peter and his wife, Sadie, have been passionate advocates for gambling reform. Peter had a successful career in educational publishing, and is now GwL’s lead spokesperson for NI-related issues.
Peter Keogh Trustee, Northern Ireland
Smriti Singh, Gambling with Lives
Smriti joined the board in 2021. For a number of years she has worked at senior levels delivering change programmes for a range of organisations within the health and care sector. She is passionate about making healthcare more responsive and transparent.
Smriti Singh Trustee
Greg Challis, Gambling with Lives
Greg has been involved with Gambling with Lives since the outset, and brings a wide range of professional experience to the board, having worked as a journalist and later in the public and community sectors for over 40 years.
Greg Challis Trustee
Leroy is Professor of Management at the University of Exeter and has worked with a wide range of clients including DHSC, health authorities and trusts, the BBC and the voluntary sector. His research interests include strategic partnerships, management practices and large group decision making.
Leroy White Trustee
Janet is a Professor of Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and Vice-Master and Senior Law Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Her research interests include the potential role of the common law in providing redress for suicide and other gambling-related harms.
Janet O’Sullivan Trustee