• 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.

Senior Honorary Officers

The Right Honourable The Lord Mancroft


Sir David Amess MP


Alan Austin



Tony Vick

Chairman & Health CICs

Garth Caswell

Vice Chairman

Peter Jones

Hon. Secretary & Edward Thompson Printers

John Maguire

Hon Treasurer & Celtic Pools

Cheryl Bunkle

Local Hospice Lottery

Molly Carew-Jones

Bates Wells

David Griffiths

The Hospice Lottery Partnership

Jason Haigh-Ellery

CFP Lottery & Raffles Ltd

Ged Jones

Lottery Fundraising Services

Matthew Lee


Julian Naylor

Tower Lottery Partnership Limited

Jonathan Pannaman

The Health Lottery

Darrell Turton


Clara Govier

Postcode Lottery

George Collins

CFP Lottery & Raffles

Malcolm Fleming

Postcode Lottery

Cliff Young

People's Postcode Trust


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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.



  Chairman: I have been a Finance Director in the not-for-profit healthcare sector for over 25 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 few 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”.




Vice Chairman: 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.

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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.

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Hon Treasurer: John Maguire: John has been involved with lotteries fundraising for over 37 years.  He has been Managing Director of Celtic Pools since 1989 and under his leadership and guidance the Company has sold over 67 Million lottery tickets and donated over £26 million to Celtic FC Youth Development.  He is honoured to have been a Director of the Lotteries Council for 14 years and will continue to assist his fellow Directors in ensuring that the views and interests of the membership are protected, enhanced and promoted within the gambling industry.

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Jason is the Chairman of CFP Lottery & Raffle Limited, a full service lottery and raffle company that has helped clients raise over £550 million since being founded in 1979.  CFP works with some of the largest lotteries in the UK, helping over 40 local, national and international organisations raise vital funds for good causes in the UK, Eire, USA and Australia.  This year CFP will help clients raise in excess of £30 million. He has been involved with lotteries for 34 years and joined the Executive Board of the Lotteries Council in 1993.  Jason has successfully lobbied to bring positive changes for the sector and co-authored ‘Lotteries: A Guide to Good Practice’.

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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.

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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.

Clara Govier



Clara has extensive experience within the society lottery fundraising sector and its impact in creating lasting social change. She is managing director of People’s Postcode Lottery, which along with its sister lotteries is part of the world’s third largest private charity donor.
Clara has been with People’s Postcode Lottery since 2010. During this time the total amount raised for charities and good causes has increased from £11 million to over £330 million, with players supporting 4,000 charities in Great Britain and internationally.
With a career spanning the communications and charity sectors, Clara has previously held senior media relations roles at Scottish Wildlife Trust, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
Clara also serves on the board of the Nationwide Foundation, the Finance and Risk Committee and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Chief Executives of Scottish Voluntary Organisations.

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Nottingham born father of three Julian has been involved in lotteries for many years, covering sectors as diverse as football clubs through to hospices and air ambulance lotteries. A director of Tower Lottery Partnership Limited, an External Lottery Manager and service provider, he is passionate about the sector, an active board member of The Lotteries Council and well known as the face of the annual conference and regional meetings. Over the years he has developed a close working relationship with The Gambling Commission, and regularly speaks at Sector specific events. Funny fact: At the annual village fancy dress event, Julian's wife has made him dress up as, amongst other things....an Avatar and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!

jonathan pannaman



Jonathan is the Compliance Manager at The Health Lottery (ELM) Limited where he has been since 2015. He has over 25 years’ experience as a charity fundraiser working for some fantastic organisations, from one of largest UK charities to his local hospice. He was a successful Corporate Fundraiser, Appeals Manager and Lottery Manager before specializing in 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.

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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.

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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.






Cliff is a board representative of the People's Postcode Trust. Prior to that he worked for 20 years at the Gambling Commission and it's predecessor the Gaming Board where he held a number of positions including Head of Lotteries and Machines Team, National Compliance Manager and Senior Sector Specialist. Prior to that he was a Civil Servant at the Home Office. He is also an independent director of the Hospice Lottery Partnership.






George is a board representative for Heart Research Institute.  He has been involved with the Council for the last few years sitting on the Public Affairs Committee.  George’s background spans finance and in the last 6 years the ELM space.  He was Managing Director 2 at a well-known ELM before co-founding a challenger ELM focused on digital progression for the Society Lottery space – before it was acquired into CFP Lottery & Raffles. 



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  After beginning my career in Direct Mail and Marketing, I moved into the charity sector in 2007 when I was fortunate enough to start working with Farleigh Hospice’s Income Generation Team on a freelance basis. This involvement had such an impact on me that it led to me applying, and subsequently being successfully appointed, as the Hospice’s Communications, PR & Marketing Manager in September 2009. The broad remit of this new role included continuing to be involved in the development of the Hospice’s collaborative lottery model, which is known as ‘Local Hospice Lottery’ today. Following the significant success and growth of the Lottery over the next few years, I then took the decision to move into the role of Local Hospice Lottery’s Head of Marketing & Account Management in April 2015, enabling me to focus all of my efforts into the ever-increasing lottery side of the business. During my time in these two roles I have seen a vast amount of development and played an instrumental part in the implementation and ongoing nurturing of all of Local Hospice Lottery’s hospice partnerships which, to date, have resulted in over £30Million being raised for hospice care across the country. Over the years, I have built a wealth of knowledge regarding the technicalities and challenges involved with promoting a society lottery and I’d like to think I understand what motivates people to play and continue to stay engaged with a lottery product. My strong connections, to both prize driven fundraising and the hospice movement have inevitably resulted in me being extremely passionate about both areas and becoming involved in the Lotteries Council felt like both an exciting and natural next step for me to take!


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Molly is a solicitor in the Charity and Social Enterprise department of Bates Wells solicitors. After completing her training contract at Bates Wells, Molly qualified into the Charity and Social Enterprise team in 2016 and advises charities, not-for-profit organisations and businesses with a social purpose across a range of issues. Molly has developed a particular expertise in fundraising law and regulation, including the operation of society lotteries. Molly has helped a number of her charity and not-for-profit clients establish new lotteries and also advised on a range of accompanying issues including fundraising compliance,  intellectual property, contractual issues and engagement with the Gambling Commission and other regulators. Molly regularly provides training for organisations that operate lottery and raffle products and in the past has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to deliver these sessions. Before starting life as a lawyer, Molly studied drama and worked in applied theatre, she therefore has a keen interest in the creative and cultural industries. She is also a volunteer helpline operator at SANEline, a national mental health helpline.


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Malcolm is Head of Public Affairs at People’s Postcode Lottery and Chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the Lotteries Council. In these roles he leads engagement with Government and Parliament for the charity lottery sector. Prior to joining People’s Postcode Lottery in 2016, he worked for five years as a Special Adviser to the First Minister of Scotland and prior to that worked for Oxfam for eight years, both in the UK and overseas, specialising in communications and campaigns. This mix of both a charity and political background means that he is well suited to represent charity lottery fundraising with politicians.


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