Mandy has spent the last 20+ years working in residential settings, managing various projects working with homelessness, drug and alcohol misuses, and has also managed a mental health residential project. Mandy’s passion is to see the progression of clients that arrive on-site looking worried, confused and desperate and supporting them to be full of hope for a future to look forward to upon completion of their residential treatment.

Outside of work Mandy follows cricket, both her local team where her son has played for many years, and the England Cricket team. The Gordon Moody team are big fans of Cricket!


Jane has worked for Gordon Moody for over 14 years, starting as a counsellor on the male residential programme in Dudley. Jane found that working with this client group was both rewarding and stimulating and wanted to reach more people in need.

As the UK’s leading expert in working with problem gamblers, Gordon Moody noticed a significant gap in the treatment of women, and in 2015 created a service to meet the needs of women struggling with a gambling addiction by creating the Retreat and Counselling Programme. Jane is now incredibly proud to manage this innovative and effective programme, which has helped change hundreds of women’s lives over the last seven years. She looks forward to changing many more.

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.

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.
Dr Nicola Kalk (MBChB MRCPsych PhD) is a consultant addiction psychiatrist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a visiting clinical lecturer at King’s College London Addictions Department.
She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Addictions Executive Committee and a contributor to the forthcoming PHE Alcohol Treatment Guidelines.
She has been research active in the addictions field for more than ten years.

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.

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.

Peter runs a management consultancy business NewGen Leisure, which includes the Gambling Business Group amongst its clients.

Peter was instrumental in the creation of the P3 Group, now the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) that leads on responsible gambling initiatives and harm minimisation initiatives for the UK Industry.

Before this time he was a member of the Executive Committee with The Gala Coral Group as their Electronic Gaming Director. Prior to joining Gala Coral, Peter spent 13 years in Operational roles in the Leisure Industry and has Theme Parks, Amusement Complexes and Holiday Centres in his list of successes. Peter has a Masters in Business Administration awarded by Nottingham Trent University in 2006.

Adam has recently retired from the financial services industry, where he had 40 years’ experience, his most recent role being Chief Compliance Officer for HSBC Global Asset Management.

Adam joined HSBC Global Asset Management in 2006 in the role of Global Head of Product Development, where his responsibilities included the management and co-ordination of product development across the group’s product ranges. Previous to HSBC, Adam worked for 21 years at JPMorgan Asset Management and Fleming Asset Management (before it was purchased by JPMorgan).

Adam was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he gained an M.A. in Mathematics.

Sue is one half of the Finance Manager partnership and focuses on the financial accounts side of Gordon Moody. Having worked in Financial Services for 16 years, Sue made the change to the charity sector in 2019 and is continually impressed by the fantastic work done for the service users of Gordon Moody.

Outside of work, Sue can either be found crafting with her son or attending live music gigs.

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