GamCare appoints Mark Weiss as Deputy CEO

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GamCare has expanded the responsibilities of its Director of Communications and External Affairs Mark Weiss, appointing him as Deputy CEO.

Having been a part of the GamCare team since May 2022, Weiss brings over 10 years of health policy and communications experience to the Deputy CEO position. 

Since joining GamCare, Weiss has helped the gambling charity with its external engagement and communications programme, leading its response to the government’s White Paper, as well as reflecting the views of the lived experience community on how the government could help make gambling safer. 

Working closely with Executive Chair Margot Daly, Weiss will offer strategic leadership and direction across GamCare’s services in his new role, in addition to serving as a GamCare ambassador, raising the charity’s profile and that of the people it supports. 

Commenting on his new role, Weiss said: “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 harm – and in preventing those 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 Government as, together, we build the next chapter of gambling support in Britain.” 

Before joining GamCare, Weiss was Head of Policy and Public Affairs for the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He also worked for seven years in policy at the UK Faculty of Public Health, helping to secure significant and high-profile legislative changes and policy commitments. 

Daly added: “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 programmes 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 evidenced-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.”

Last week, GamCare announced that the Safer Gambling Standard will continue its work under a different structure outside of the gambling treatment charity.