Our Trustees give their time and skills voluntarily to support the charity to ensure good governance and that the services we provide are well run.
The Gordon Moody Board is comprised of eight trustees who volunteer their expertise in a number of areas to enhance the charity and enable the delivery of its purpose.
The trustees ensure the quality of services, reputational relationships and financial processes which deliver the purpose of Gordon Moody.
The main board that meets quarterly, sets the strategic direction for the charity and through regular reporting holds the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team to account for implementation and delivery of the strategy. The main board also regularly reviews the main risks, key performance indicators and overall performance of the charity.
To support the main board, Gordon Moody has three subcommittees, a remuneration and nomination committee, a finance and IT committee and a clinical governance committee.
Nazir Badat – Chair of Trustees
Nazir is a highly skilled and accomplished retired banker who has led large complex organisations at top tier investment banks.
He has a track record in delivering large scale global organisational transformation, technology modernisation/rationalisation programmes in highly regulated and competitive industry. Nazir has more than 30 years experience in financial services working for Morgan Stanley, UBS, and HSBC.
He has deep experience and expertise in managing the constantly evolving regulatory environment, as well as leading client response teams in a number of legal jurisdictions.
Adam Fairhead – Treasurer
Adam retired from the financial services industry in 2020 with 40 years’ experience, predominantly in asset management, and is now pursuing a part-time career as a financial services consultant and a volunteer.
Adam’s last executive role was Chief Compliance Officer for HSBC Global Asset Management. a position to which he was appointed in 2013. His main responsibilities were coordinating and driving compliance risk management, providing strategic compliance advice to the senior management team, and managing the compliance function.
Adam joined HSBC Global Asset Management in 2006 in the role of Global Head of Product Development, where his responsibilities included the management and coordination of product development across the group’s product ranges.
Previous to HDBC, Adam worked for J.P.Morgan Asset Management and Fleming Asset Management (before it was purchased by J.P.Morgan).
Adam was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he gained an M.A. in Mathematics. He lives in Tunbridge Wells with his wife Elizabeth and they have three adult children.
Dr. Ryan Kemp
Ryan is an experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. He is currently the Director of Therapies at the Central & North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust.
He trained in South Africa and London and has over 20 years of experience in a variety of mental health settings and has held Clinical Director roles in both mental health and physical health settings.
His primary interests are in addictions, depression, and healthcare leadership. Ryan is currently a member of the executive committee of the Division of Clinical Psychology in the British Psychological Society (BPS). Previously he was the chair of the Faculty of Addiction in the BPS and has a wide range of clinical experience including drugs, alcohol, gambling, and technology-based addictions. Ryan is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Dr. Kemp’s first book, Transcending Addiction, explores addiction by doing a deep phenomenological description of this complex syndrome. In 2020, he co-edited a volume exploring the impact of the pandemic on the public and on health workers, entitled Living with Fear: Reflections on COVID-19. Ryan is currently writing and researching in the area of compassionate leadership.
Willem van Oort
Willem is an independent business consultant with extensive experience in regulated gambling markets. He is the founder of the Gaming in Holland, Gaming in Spain, and Gaming in Germany business communities, which each reach thousands of professionals employed in gambling across Europe.
Over the last decade, Willem has actively promoted the embrace of responsible and sustainable business practices by the regulated gambling industry.
He is a Member of the Board of Mindway AI, a world-leading provider of science-based solutions for enhancing player protection in the online gambling industry, as well as a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), Jdigital, and the Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA).
Dr. John McAlaney
Dr John McAlaney is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist at Bournemouth University.
His research and professional practice focus on the reasons why people become involved in risky behaviours, and how this is influenced by social psychological factors. He is also interested in how technology transforms or amplifies offline behaviour, and how the same technology can be used to reduce harm through promoting informed decision making.
He has applied this work to a range of topics including gambling, digital addiction, cybersecurity behaviours, misinformation, and gender attitudes. He leads the Engineering and Social Informatics (ESOTICS) Research Group at Bournemouth University, which combines inter-disciplinary approaches to address real world problems. As part of this work, he has submitted evidence and recommendations to regulatory bodies and Government.
Prior to joining Bournemouth University. John worked in posts at the University of Bradford, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and NHS Greater Glasgow. He completed his doctorate at the University of the West of Scotland and his undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling.
Annika Lindberg is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who practices in London. She has specialised in gambling addiction since 2004 after spending a few years in Las Vegas conducting academic research and clinical treatment for this client group.
She joined the National Problem Gambling clinic in London UK as one of the first clinicians when they opened their doors in 2010. In 2012, Annika moved to set up a CBT clinic for staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospitals, but maintained involvement in gambling treatment all along. Until recently, she ran two programmes for homeless addicted gamblers in Westminster, London, and has continued to treat gamblers in her private clinic.
She has published academic research and two book chapters (one in press) on the treatment of gambling addiction, and has been a visiting clinical lecturer at universities in the UK and Italy. She recently trained the staff at one of Sweden’s national specialist clinics for gambling and gaming treatment.
Adam leads UK recruitment for retail and healthcare at a global agency.
He is a business management graduate of Gloucester University and spent five years in operational roles in the hospitality and leisure industry.
Adam has specialised in recruitment for eight years, within which time he has mobilised teams nationally delivering on thousands of projects and partnering with some of the world’s largest ogranisations.
Robert began his career in the private sector, where he worked in business development and project management roles.
He later moved into the Social Housing Sector, and for the past 11 years Robert has established and led large-scale asset management and development programmes for housing associations, building and maintaining thousands of affordable homes across South West England and Wales.
Claire has had a long career in management consulting where her focus was strategy, organisation and leadership development.
After running a global practice for A T Kearney Claire co-founded and led Maxxim Consulting, one of the first women led businesses in the sector. She was then Chair of Q5 after the businesses merged.
She has worked with Excos and Boards with established and growing companies and across the public sector. She now focuses on leadership development and coaching, along with advising growing businesses and dedicating time to Gordon Moody.