Epic Risk Management names Murray as new managing director

| By Robert Fletcher
Problem gambling resource service Epic Risk Management has appointed experienced “business transformation expert” Les Murray as its new managing director.

Murray will work closely with Epic founder and chief executive Paul Buck to support the organisation’s efforts to maximise awareness of its education programmes and thought leadership in gambling harm prevention.

This will include helping oversee its new US subsidiary EPIC Risk Management US, PBC and the recently established Epic Risk Management Pro Sport Advisory Board.

Murray joins having worked as a consultant, coach and facilitator to the organisation, while he also previously spent time at a number of large blue-chip institutions.

This included overseeing business transformation programmes as a director with Collinson Grant, chairman at Vistage UK, business development director for Littlewoods, and director with PwC/IM in the consulting services division.

“Demand for Epic Risk Management’s life-changing training and consultancy services has continued to grow during Covid-19,” Murray said. “I join a uniquely talented organisation established by Paul Buck, and built by the senior leadership team, which increasingly pivots towards international markets. 

“The work on reducing gambling-related harm has never been more important with the Gambling Act Review in the UK, the acceleration of sports gambling across the US, coupled to enquiries for our support from leading organisations around the globe.”

Buck added: “In a field of exciting, high calibre candidates, Les stood out for his undoubted track record of taking organisations to the next level through consultancy and coaching, identifying their strengths and helping them to realise their potential.

“His previous clients have included numerous FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 multinationals, so with our work expanding on an increasingly global level, his experience will be vital in helping our organisation to spread the vital message of how to minimise gambling related harms.”

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