GamCare appoints Mark Weiss as deputy leader

GamCare has promoted Mark Weiss to the position of Deputy CEO of the gambling harms treatment support and intervention charity.

Updating stakeholders, GamCare informed that Weiss will take on the new role alongside his existing duties as GamCare’s Director of Communications and External Affairs.

An expert in public health, Weiss joined GamCare in 2022, from the Royal College of Anaesthetists where he served as Head of Policy and Public Affairs.

His tenure was distinguished as he spearheaded all aspects of Policy and Public Affairs for the UK’s largest hospital specialty, anaesthesia, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GamCare highlighted Weiss’s diverse background in promoting public health organisations and initiatives, having worked for the Faculty of Public Health and as an advisor to the All-Party Parliament Group on public health and welfare policies.

In his new role, Mark will work closely with Margot Daly, Executive Chair, in providing strategic leadership and direction across GamCare’s services.

Daly commented: “I am pleased to welcome Mark as the charity’s new Deputy CEO. His first-hand appreciation of the profound positive impact of GamCare’s treatment services and prevention programs underscores his commitment to the tens of thousands of people who use our services every year.

As GamCare navigates the evolving landscape, Mark’s collaborative and evidence-based approach will be instrumental in driving forward GamCare’s core mission to help those affected by gambling-related harm, and to prevent further harm from emerging.”

GamCare views 2024 as a critical year for the charity, awaiting the government to settle the structure of the Gambling Review’s planned mandatory levy to support research, education and treatment (RET) of gambling harms.

Mark Weiss, Deputy CEO of GamCare, commented: “I am delighted to take on the role of Deputy CEO. Since joining in 2022, I have seen first-hand the incredible impact that GamCare’s essential services have had in supporting people to recover from gambling harms.

As we now work through this transitional period in the future of research, prevention, and treatment, I look forward to working in close collaboration with our third-sector partners, with GambleAware, the NHS, and with the Government as, together, we build the next chapter of gambling support in Britain.”