Adele Duncan appointed as CEO of Gordon Moody Association

Published: Monday, 10 July 2017


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Release date: 5 June 2017 - for immediate release 

Adele Duncan appointed as CEO of Gordon Moody Association 

Rekha Wadhwani, Chair of Trustees of Gordon Moody Association,today announced the appointment of Adele Duncan as the new, full-time Chief Executive Officer of the charity who takes over from Elaine Smethurst. Adele joins on 10 July and will have a short handover period with Elaine who steps down on 26 July. 

Adele Duncan was until recently Director of Operations at Phoenix Futures and has extensive experience of working with addictions and supported housing. 

Adele said: “I have long been aware of the good work being done by Gordon Moody Association and am thrilled to be joining the charity at such an exciting time.  I look forward to working with the Trustees and staff to lead the next stages of development and to continue to provide fantastic support to problem gamblers both in the UK and overseas. ” 

Commenting on Adele's appointment Rekha Wadhwani said: "The Trustees are delighted that Adele will be joining the charity and consider ourselves fortunate that we have found a strong successor to our outgoing Managing Director Elaine Smethurst who has done such great work over the past six years. I look forward to working with Adele and to building an even stronger organisation in support of problem gamblers."

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For further information please contact Adeleor by email to adele.duncan'

Gordon Moody Association ( is a registered charity anda company limited by guarantee. It has over 40 years' experience of providing specialised support and treatment to acutely addicted gamblers. 

Gambling Therapy is a service provided by the Gordon Moody Association: a free, global, multilingual, online service for anyone affected by problem gambling 

Gordon Moody Association is a charity whose mission is to provide advice, education and high quality and innovative therapeutic support to problem gamblers and those affected by problem gambling, through residential, online and outreach services. Gordon Moody Association offers a unique and intensive residential treatment programme in the UK for those gamblers most severely addicted as well as online support and advice to problem gamblers outside the UK. 

Adele will be available for interview from Monday 10 July.


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