Our Trustees

OUR PATRONS

Anne & Keith Evans

Founder Patrons

Anne & Keith Evans

Anne has now retired, following a distinguished career within education. Husband Keith, has also retired following his notable career working for a multinational window manufacturer in a senior leadership role. As parents both have first-hand experience of the potential devastation gambling can bring upon families, and they bring a considerable insight into education and governance.

Paul Bellringer OBE

Patron

Paul Bellringer OBE

Paul has been involved in responsible gambling issues for 39 years. In 1990 he founded the UK Forum on Young People and Gambling and then in 1997, following the introduction of the National Lottery, he founded GamCare and subsequently negotiated and worked with the gambling industry to establish voluntary codes of responsible gambling. Paul has also consulted on responsible gambling issues with governments and the gambling industry, and has held a variety of influential roles within organisations dealing with gambling issues.

YGAM TRUSTEES

Mike Wojcik

Chair of Trustees

Mike Wojcik

Mike is a well-rounded and seasoned professional with a proven track record in business transformation, governance, shaping and achieving strategic goals within commercial, charitable and higher education sectors. Mike is currently CEO, Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union, & MD QMSU Services Ltd.

Gill White

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Gill White

Gill White is Chief Customer Officer for the Chartered Insurance Institute. Gill joined CII in Jan 2020 as Learning and Assessment Director. In August 2020 Gill was promoted to Chief Customer Officer taking on International and UK Sales channels, marketing, customer insight and propositions as well as qualifications, learning and Assessment.

Valerie Bozzetto

Trustee

Valerie Bozzello

Valerie co-founded IRM in 2004, a leading digital innovation agency. In the past 15 years she has managed digital, gaming and social strategies for over 20 global brands including Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Agatha Christie, Dancing with the Stars and Paris Fashion Week, and generated revenues in excess of $400 million.

Hayley Conboy

Trustee

Hayley Conboy

Hayley is a leader in fundraising, with experience of developing successful strategies and managing large teams to secure philanthropic income. With experience in both the not-for-profit and private sectors, Hayley has particular expertise in corporate partnerships and business development and is currently Head of Corporate, Events and Community Fundraising at King’s College London.

Gabriella Tamas

Treasurer & Chair of Finance Audit & Risk Committee

Gabriella Tamas

Gabriella has spent 25 years in operational and divisional finance director positions in the fast paced music industry working for EMI and Universal Music International. Her roles and interests have always stretched beyond finance and compliance work towards change management and business development. Gabriella’s experience working with overseas teams could also help to reach universities outside of the UK.

Christina Okorocha

Trustee

Christina Okorocha

Christina Okorocha, 27, is a successful entrepreneur who founded VAMP, the first agency to solely focus on the representation and development of black digital talent in the UK. Christina also launched TAG, a network for young black professional, creative and entrepreneurial women. She is an ambassador for the ‘Mayor’s Fund for London’.

Anne Casey

Trustee

Anne Casey

Anne has over 30 years of education experience as a teacher, principal, local authority officer and senior civil servant. From 2013-2016, Anne was the Founding Principal for the UTC in Media City UK in Manchester, taking it from vision to reality. Anne is now a director of her own company, ACE Limited, an educational solutions company supporting MATs, free schools, universities and school boards. She is also a part-time Department for Education Adviser.

Kwaku Owusu-Ansah

Trustee

Kwaku Owusu-Ansah

Kwaku Owusu-Ansah is a recent Mechanical Engineering (MEng) graduate From University College London and he is currently working as an analyst in the Structured Finance, Investment Banking Division of Japanese bank, MUFG. Kwaku is a keen gamer and former footballer having played for Millwall FC, Leyton Orient FC and Colchester United FC.
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