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About EPIC

Through lived experience, we deliver solutions to help prevent the destructive effects of gambling-related harm.

Our misson

Learning from lived experience to take the problem out of gambling and potentially save lives.

Our Values

Whether it’s our colleagues or our clients, these are our non-negotiables.


We’re proud of who we are at EPIC and our culture of openness and honesty helps us to really connect.


We are passionate about the work that we do, how we do it, and the lasting impact that it has.


We mean it when we say that people really are at the heart of everything we do.


We understand the importance of trust, honouring our commitments and sticking to our morals.


At EPIC, we really are a team of ‘people’ people, who know the value of working together.

Meet the team

Paul Buck

Founder & CEO

John Millington

Senior Director

Danielle Smith

Director of Operations

Martin Bland

Director of Business Development

Teresa Fiore

VP of Partnerships

Ben McGregor

Director of Sports Partnerships

Dan Spencer

Director of Safer Gambling

Marion Blundell

Director of Finance

Sam Brooks

Head of Training and Social Impact

Matthew Hennessey

Head of Communications

Louise Flynn

Head of Business Support

Mike Holinski

Head of Business Development

Mark Potter

Head of Delivery (Professional Sport)

Dave Sproson

Head of Safer Gambling

Dan Trolaro

VP of Prevention (US)

Dr Meg Popovic

Dr Meg Popovic

Senior Professional Sports Manager

Michelle Evans

Senior Sports Partnerships Manager

Liam Dyche

Senior Programme Manager

Pippa Robson

Events and Wellbeing Manager

Charlotte Gadsby

Charlotte Gadsby

Training and Development Manager

Adrian Ward

Communications Manager

Craig Cornforth

Safer Gambling Manager

Alan Smart

Safer Gambling Manager

Anca-Maria Gherghel

Research Manager

Chloe Tomalin

Marketing Manager

Jordan Spencer

Programme Facilitator

Simon Wootton

Programme Coordinator

Marc Williams

Programme Facilitator

Carla Mellor

Internal Communications Officer

Matt Mason

Digital Learning Designer

Scott Davies

Programme Facilitator

Greg Weber

Programme Facilitator

Patrick Chester

Programme Facilitator

Ryan Tatusko

Programme Facilitator

Liz Thielen

Programme Facilitator

Randy Livingston


Mike Huber

Sports Programme Facilitator

Julie Murtagh

Senior Executive Coordinator

Daniel Wood

Facilities Coordinator

Andy Margett

Insights Executive

Anneke Stols

Research Associate

Abby Barlow-Lloyd

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Mark Murray


Nathan Quarless

Programme Facilitator

Karl Starkey

Associate Programme Facilitator

Chris Wood

Programme Facilitator

Caty Illingworth


Employee benefits

Life assurance, health insurance, and free financial advice and support

Pension scheme, perks discounts and Employee Assistance Programme

Development support and enhanced maternity/paternity pay

Regular socials and additional leave for volunteering, your birthday, and wellbeing

Independent expertise

Pro Sport Advisory Board

EPIC Global Solutions is proud to unveil its first ever Pro Sport Advisory Board. The board includes a blend of people drawn from the sporting ecosystem that EPIC believes can play a significant role in minimising harm in elite sport

Pro Sport Advisory Board Objectives

Reduce gambling and gaming harm across all professional sport

Explaining and sharing best practice between sports and organisations

Leading innovation in gambling harm and prevention

Apply a joined-up approach with our education programmes & strategy

Creation of messaging to better inform sports and esports stars

Feed into and inform National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Meet the advisers

Caryl Banks

Manager of the Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF), NFLPA

Adam Brickell

Public Affairs Director, Flutter UK&I

Steve Emberson

Head of Integrity Intelligence & Education, Genius Sports

Jack Francis

Academy Manager (9-16), Chelsea FC Academy

Clint Hangebrauck

Clint Hangebrauck

Managing Director of Enterprise Risk Management, NCAA

Marcus Horan

Player Development Manager, Rugby Players Ireland

Rachael Jankowsky

Head of Player Care and Wellbeing, Chicago Fire

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Senior Personal Development Manager, PCA

Dr Meg Popovic

Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer, NextPlayU

Mike Riley

Head of Refereeing, Irish Football Association

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