• Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors

Together: We are one voice for everyone operating and supporting prize-led fundraising through lotteries and competitions in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Lord Mancroft

President

Mr David Amess MP

Vice-President

Mr Tony Shaw

Vice-President

Mr Michael Edwardes-Evans

Vice-President

Mr Alan Austin

Vice-President

Ms Jo Bucci

Chair & People's Postcode Lottery

Mr John Maguire

Vice Chairman & Celtic Pools Ltd

Mr Peter Jones

Hon. Secretary & PlayPrint Ltd

Mr Frank Carroll

Hon Treasurer &  Accord Hospice

    

Directors

 

Mr Garth Caswell

Caswell Management Solutions Limited

Mr Michael Dent

Macmillan Cancer Support

Ms Julie Hughes

St Davids Hospice

Mr David Griffiths

The Hospice Lottery Partnership

Mr Jason Haigh-Ellery

CFP Lottery & Raffles Ltd

Mr Melvyn Hill

Insight CCI Ltd

Mr Ged Jones

Lottery Fundraising Services

Mr Matthew Lee

Cash Bonanza Club

Mr Adam Morecroft

Children with Cancer

Mr Julian Naylor

Air Ambulance Society The 

Mr Jonathan Pannaman

The Health Lottery

Mr Darrell Turton

Everton F.C

Mr Tony Vick

Health CICs

   

Special Advisors to the Board 

 

Ms Anne-Marie Piper

 

Mr Alan Armstrong

 
 

 

     

tony shaw

TONY SHAW

 

Vice President: Founder member and the first Vice Chairman of the Council to Sir Graham Page.MP.  A former Minister and a solicitor whom I became acquainted with in 1974 whilst lobbying prior to the 1976 Gaming Act. My first interest in lotteries was whilst working for a large Charity Football Pool in 1962.  Later, I became a registered Pools Promoter with Wolverhampton Wanderer .FC. .and when I moved to Crystal Palace F.C, lotteries became an important item of my Commercial duties. Even when I later became CEO of two further clubs, maintaining a successful club lottery was important to me.   I Became Chairman of the Council in 1985 succeeding Jack Dunnett M.P., President of the Football League, and he like Sir Graham, was also a solicitor. During my 13 years as Chairman, I also temporarily became the Executive Officer of the Council during a particularly difficult period leading up to the 1993 National Lottery Act.  I was succeeded as Chairman by good friend and colleague Michael Edwardes -Evans in 1997. I then became the first non-parliamentarian to be appointed a Vice President of the Council. Remained an active member until early 2003 when the death of my youngest son took me away from the centre ground. Having never missed a conference or AGM until 2011, I am now retired from the “front line” but still occasionally attend a London Area Board Meeting and hope to make one more Conference in the future.
     

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ALAN AUSTIN

 

Vice President: Alan Austin started  in prize-led fundraising on joining the Cancer & Polio Research Fund pools in the early 1960s.  After 11 years he briefly worked in local government then joined the sales team of the then Dickinson Lottery Systems, meeting with local authorities, sports clubs and charities to market a range of scratchcard and counterfoil lottery plans in the North of England and Scotland.  In the early 1980s  he accepted an approach to head the operation of Celtic Development Pools Ltd in Glasgow, then in 1988 Alan was offered the job of General Manager of the Manchester United Development Association, a post in which he remained until his retirement in September 2004.  Here he streamlined the admin systems, installing the first computer network and on-line banking at Old Trafford in the process, and devised new incentives to encourage support for the annual raffles and match day draws he introduced to complement the weekly pool competition and scratch-card lotteries.  On his retirement he and his team were credited with having raised £5m during his tenure.  He joined the Executive Committee, later Board, of the Lotteries Council in 1993, and on being elected Chairman in 2000 his first task was to form the working group which represented the Council through the inquiry of the Gambling Review Body and the government consultations leading to the 2005 Gambling Act.  He stepped down in 2007, limiting his attendance to the northern board meetings and annual conferences.
     

jo bucci

JO BUCCI

 

Chair:  Jo Bucci, an established leader, strategist and commercial professional, has over 20 years’ experience as a Senior Director.
Jo has a career expanding across fashion, football, broadcast media and joined People's Postcode Lottery as Managing Director in 2007. People's Postcode lottery has grown to one of the largest lotteries in Great Britain employing more than 200 team members in Edinburgh. Players have raised over £168.4 million for charities and good causes to date.
Jo was born and educated in Nottingham and is married with three children. Jo has extensively travelled the world professionally and personally.
     

john maguire

JOHN MAGUIRE

 

Vice Chairman: John has been involved in lotteries fundraising for over 30 years.  He has been Managing Director of Celtic Pools since 1989.  Under his leadership and guidance Celtic Pools has sold over £54m lottery tickets and donated over £20m to Celtic FC Youth Development.  He is honoured to have been a Director of the Lotteries Council for over 6 years and will continue to assist his fellow Directors in ensuring that the views and interests of the membership are promoted, enhanced and protected within the gambling industry.
     

peter jones

PETER JONES

 

Hon Secretary: My first experience of lotteries was running the tote for my Sunday football team I ended up getting 3 other clubs to join us and we financed our football through the profits from the tote. Professionally I became the Promotions Manager at Birmingham City Football Club running the Development Association lottery in 1978. Nearly all of my peers in those days were in commercial football running lotteries prior the 1976 Act. Most changed from subscription lotteries to instant win scratch cards, the Act had upped the stake from 10p to 25p and the top prize from £100 to £1000. The year Birmingham sold Trevor Francis to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest for the first £1,000,000 transfer we made over £200,000 from 25p tickets. There were twenty one (that I was aware of) scratch card printers chasing the business in those days and sports clubs were the main operators at that time. In the 80’s the opportunity arose to join one of the biggest supplies at the time Wishbone Print conveniently for me based in Birmingham and a ‘stone’s throw’ from my office at the football club, a similar location but a very different position. That started a long association with Wishbone as an employee and later a customer where with two co-directors we used Wishbone and other suppliers to service the lottery industry.
     

frank carroll

FRANK CARROLL

 

Hon Treasurer: The highlight of my professional career is spending 17 years with The Beecham Group – joining as a senior representative and progressing upwards to finally holding the position of Sales Director for 6 years until 2000. At this juncture, the company fully merged with S.K.B. and we negotiated an early retirement package as I was unwilling to move abroad to continue my service within the new Group. I was approached by the chairman of the ACCORD Hospice in Paisley to set up and manage a ‘Lottery Idea’ that they had heard of… 13 years later, our ‘Lottery’ in now an integral part of the funding of the hospice, and it amazingly ‘pays’ the annual salaries of 6 of our highly trained nurses.  Net contributions to date exceed £1.6 Million from this venture.  It has been actively ‘converted’ during the past 5 years from a data-base of 22% DD Members and 78% Cash Collection to 81% DD Members and just 19% Cash Members – with all the resultant savings both in cost and manpower etc.
     

garth caswell

GARTH CASWELL

 

Garth Caswell entered the fundraising world when he joined Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in March 1998 to set up and develop a weekly subscription lottery. Prior to this he worked as an engineer and senior manager for British Gas for over 28 years. Garth developed the Ty Hafan lottery to a 42,000 membership and was also responsible for operating a chain of 22 charity shops. He left Ty Hafan in May 2012 to work as an independent consultant on all things ‘lottery’ which he does to this day. Garth was Chairman of the Hospice Lotteries Association between 2003 and 2012, representing over 120 hospices throughout the UK. He is well known throughout the industry and continues to be in regular contact with the Gambling Commission during his consultancy work. He is a Personal Management Licence (PML) holder and a chartered engineer. He enjoys caravanning and travelling with his wife Sandra and carp fishing when time permits.
     

michael dent

MICHAEL DENT

  Michael is currently Director of Mass Market Fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support. He is an ambitious and enthusiastic fundraiser with over 15 year’s practical fundraising experience. At Macmillan he has driven aggressive growth in Raffle, Prize-draw and Weekly Lottery fundraising streams by an aggressive multi-channel approach. Prior to this he spent 5 years at the community charity WRVS where he was responsible for recruiting 100,000 supporters from scratch through an aggressive multi-stream gaming-led individual giving strategy. In 2008 Michael won the Institute of Fundraising – Fundraiser of the Year award. Michael is also a Trustee for the charity ‘International Development Enterprises’. He has a natural passion for all things gaming and has pioneered many new competition led fundraising initiatives at a range of charities. From small scale raffles at the local Wildlife Trusts partnerships, to complex prize draw programmes at the WRVS right the way through to high profile multi-dimensional gaming programmes at Macmillan Cancer Support, where he helped launch the first ever text to enter raffle.
     

jason haigh ellery

JASON HAIGH-ELLERY

 

Having helped clients develop lotteries and raffles in Great Britain for over 25 years, Jason has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with several of the largest charities in Great Britain raising over £30 million this year. He also consults overseas in Ireland, America and Australia. As a consultant and External Lottery Manager he has helped to raise over £360 million and rising. He presently works with over forty charities, three of them internationally. Additionally, Jason has successfully lobbied to bring positive changes for the sector and co-authored ‘Lotteries: A Guide to Good Practice’.
     

melvyn hill

MELVYN HILL

 

Melvyn’s former experiences in industry and education give him an extraordinary insight into the commercial world. This enables him to work successfully with charities and not-for-profit organisations and fulfil his ambition to contribute positively to the 3rd sector. Founded in 2004, Insight CCI Ltd has built on this expertise to offer a range of services and products, including market-leading Combase software for lottery management. Clients include large UK charities and not-for-profit organisations who enlist Insight’s support. Insight manages their campaigns to raise awareness and generate sustainable income. Melvyn firmly believes that there is enough work for all, and that it is in our mutual interests to promote a positive image to clients and supporters by being professional and caring, listening to needs and wants, building long-term relationships. Being a Director of the Lotteries Council is important because we have a shared responsibility to Lottery players (to ensure Lotteries are regulated and have proper governance) and to the Charities we partner with for whom sustainable funding is only the way forward (to ensure Lotteries remain commercially viable) Melvyn’s experience is invaluable to the Council.
     

ged jones

GED JONES

 

Ged has worked in the lottery industry for 12 years, and is currently Chief Executive of the ELM Lottery Fundraising Services, who provide canvassing to full lottery management to charities across the UK . He has extensive experience in the third sector and prior to his current role, spent 7 years at North West Air Ambulance where he grew the weekly draw from 7,000 members to 65,000 paying members per week. From a sales and marketing background in the leisure industry, he has applied the development skills gained in commerce to the Third Sector. Ged also has experience of leading fundraising teams and in the strategic planning and delivery of fundraising and marketing campaigns. Married with two young children his ambition is to have a good night sleep.
     

matthew lee

MATTHEW LEE

 

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience working in lotteries, starting in 1989 soon becoming part of developing a new and very successful door to door operation for a sporting organisation. As well as overseeing the overall running of the lottery we have also developed new income streams into the lottery from one off sales to Direct Debit payments. Matthew has been working for the Giant Cash Bonanza Society (Gambling Commission Registered) since 2008 and has been able to develop one of the largest £2 Direct Debit lotteries. From his experience in the sporting environment Matthew is very keen to develop more services which helps support the sporting sector within the Lotteries Council.
     

adam morecroft

ADAM MORECROFT

 

From a background in commercial and political PR, Adam joined Diabetes UK in 2009. Whilst there, he worked to improve data models in Supporter Development to deliver easier cross sells in to the Weekly Lottery programme, as well as implementing new selection models for the cash raffle. By mailing fewer contacts, and improving the upsell book logic, the charity saw increasing net returns against its mature raffle product. Now as the Gaming lead for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Adam manages the charity’s £4.4m net prize portfolio; including cash raffles, committed lotteries, and acquisition prize draws. Adam led on budget and project planning for the charity’s successful application for Cabinet Office funding through the ‘Innovation in Giving’ Programme. This co-funded project will culminate in the launch of a white-label web product for charities that integrates a social community, instant wins, and bingo and raffle products, with a weekly society lottery online account: a one stop shop for digital gaming supporters. Adam wants to ensure that the Council has a strong voice representing the Third Sector and its suppliers in the ever-changing legislative environment.
     

julian naylor

JULIAN NAYLOR

 

Nottingham born father of three Julian has been involved in lotteries for the past 10 years, covering sectors as diverse as football clubs through to hospices and air ambulance lotteries. He runs a specialist lottery canvassing company, Engage People limited, is a registered ELM and an active supporter and board member of the Lotteries Council. He also operates five lotteries as The Air Ambulance Lottery Society, supporting 5 air ambulance charities.
     

jonathan pannaman

JONATHAN PANNAMAN

 

Jonathan is Compliance Manager at The Health Lottery (ELM) Limited.  He has over 25 years’ experience as a charity fundraiser and has worked for some of the largest charities in the UK. As well as overseeing the day-to-day running of one of the most profitable raffles in the charity sector, Jonathan has been a successful Corporate Fundraiser and worked as an ELM for 4 years on client development including online and offline gaming and compliance.  Jonathan is keen to use his extensive experience as a professional fundraiser and lottery service provider to help develop and expand the services of the Lotteries Council to fully reflect the needs of the charity lottery sector.
     

darrell turton

DARRELL TURTON

 

I bring to the table 15 years’ experience of society lotteries starting albeit fortuitously in 1998 at Blackpool FC. My role was all encompassing - an administrator, data processor, data manager, print and design manager, collector and then finally into a lottery manager. In 2006 I moved to Burnley Football Club has a Lottery Development Manager concentrating on sponsorship opportunities, new product streams, marketing, door to door canvassing, business to business canvassing and with respect to the new Act, compliance. In 2008 Everton FC came calling; has Head of Lotteries I now do everything I have done before but on a grander scale with a huge target audience and multimedia opportunities.
     

tony vick

TONY VICK

 

I have been a Finance Director in the not-for-profit healthcare sector for over 20 years, working at organisations such as the Royal Masonic Hospital, the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (incorporating St John’s Hospice) and The Hospital Management Trust. As well as the usual responsibilities for finance and IT, I have also regularly had the challenging responsibility for maximising voluntary income through fundraising. For the last 2 years, I have been a director of the 51 Community Interest Companies which were formed to address health inequalities throughout Great Britain and raise money to do so by operating lotteries under the banner of “The Health Lottery”.
     

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DAVID GRIFFITHS

 

I have been involved with lotteries for over eight years, firstly with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in South Wales then with Prize Provision Services (The Weather Lottery) and now at the Hospice Lottery Partnership. I have expertise in marketing, administration and compliance and have presented and run workshops at regional meetings and National Conferences both for the Lotteries Council and for the Hospice Lotteries Association.

As well as running a single service society lottery at Ty Hafan, I have experience of running multiple society lotteries – over 850 – as an External Lottery Manager as well as partnership working with HLP.  I joined the Board of the Lotteries Council in April 2014 to help develop the knowledge and understanding of lotteries fundraising in the UK and to contribute some of my experience to guiding and supporting the work of the member organisations that are stakeholders in the industry.

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