YGAM makes five new appointments to board of trustees

| By Zak Thomas-Akoo
Youth-orientated gambling harm charity the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has announced five new appointments to its governing board of trustees.
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YGAM said it hopes the newest trustees – which have been approved by the Charities Commission – will broaden the board’s experience and bench of talent as well as prove to be assets in the upcoming drawing up of a new three-year strategic plan. The latest board members are professionals with experience in a range of fields including fundraising, research, finance, esports and video gaming.

YGAM chair Mike Wojcik commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome our new trustees to the charity and delighted we continue to attract professionals with such ability, experience, and knowledge.

“They are joining the board at a crucial time as we build on our reputation as a sector leading education charity and develop our ambitious new strategy which will be launched at the start of 2023. It’s already apparent that the newly revitalised board will achieve great things in supporting the excellent staff team to achieve impact our social purpose.”

The new trustees include veteran fundraiser Anna Greaves, sports industry professional Clive Reeves, accounting expert Paul Morris, video gaming old hand David Miller, and Glen Fendley – an experienced charity director.  

Greaves spoke positively of her appointment, noting the importance of the work done by YGAM.

“YGAM is an exciting organisation doing vital, ground-breaking work and I’m delighted to have been appointed to the trustee board.

“I hope to contribute both my extensive experience as a fundraiser and lived experience of the gaming sector to their work. I’m passionate about ensuring that gaming spaces are safe for everyone – especially women and girls and the LGBTQ+ community.” 

 YGAM in recent months has announced a number of new partnerships with a variety of different organisations such as slot arcade business Merkur Group and the University of Plymouth.

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