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D’Arcy Myers has been confirmed as Interim CEO of GamCare following July’s departure of Anna Hemmings from the gambling treatment support network.

This ended a five-year tenure at the helm of the charity, with the exit said to have been made to permit Hemmings to pursue new opportunities.

Myers is hailed by GamCare as a “highly experienced independent charity consultant” who will be looking to build upon “expertise in effective strategic development and change processes in not-for-profit organisations” amid a period of change.

The appointment comes as the UK government looks to finalise plans on how a statutory levy will operate and administer funds for problem gambling research, education, and treatment projects.

A statutory levy to fund RET was one of the biggest and most highly debated changes of the UK gambling white paper review of the 2005 Gambling Act. 

“I am excited to be joining GamCare and supporting our staff and partners in the hugely important work they do,” Myers noted. 

“I look forward to meeting as many staff, service users and partners as possible in the coming weeks.”

Myers has led and mentored multiple charities through periods of change, including Allergy UK, The Percy Hedley Foundation, the TV and Film Charity, and The Solicitors Charity.

Further experience has seen Myers serve as a founding member of the Small Charities Coalition and as Chair of The Association of Charitable Organisations and The Smallwood Trust.

Margot Daly, Chair of Trustees, said: “I am delighted to welcome D’Arcy to GamCare. His wide-ranging experience will be invaluable for the organisation at a time of great change for this sector.”