EPIC Risk Management has appointed Les Murray as its latest Managing Director. He will work closely with Founder and CEO Paul Buck to help the organization maximize awareness of its education programs and thought leadership in gambling harm prevention.
Murray brings consultant, coach, and facilitator experience to EPIC, having worked with several large blue-chip institutions to achieve growth or expand their global reach. He led business transformation programs as a Director with Collinson Grant, Chairman at Vistage UK, served as Business Development Director for Littlewoods, and a Director with PwC/IM in the consulting services division.
Commenting on his appointment, Murray said: “Demand for EPIC Risk Management’s life-changing training and consultancy services has continued to grow during Covid-19.
“I join a uniquely talented organization established by Paul Buck, and built by the Senior Leadership Team, which increasingly pivots towards international markets. I am honored to now shape and help lead this socially driven and commercially sustainable business on its future growth journey.
“The work on reducing gambling-related harm has never been more important with the Gambling Act Review in the UK, the acceleration of sports gambling across the US, coupled to inquiries for our support from leading organizations around the globe. I’m excited to get started and look forward to contributing to the high-impact work EPIC delivers on helping to take the problem out of gambling.”
The arrival of Murray as MD is part of a busy period for EPIC, during which it has also appointed Sam Brooks as an Evaluation and Research Manager, Joanna Whitehall as a Sustainability Manager, and Alan Smart as a Harm Prevention Manager.
Buck stated: “In a field of exciting, high caliber candidates, Les stood out for his undoubted track record of taking organizations to the next level through consultancy and coaching, identifying their strengths, and helping them to realize their potential.
“His previous clients have included numerous FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 multinationals, so with our work expanding on an increasingly global level, his experience will be vital in helping our organization to spread the vital message of how to minimize gambling-related harms.
“Les’ warm character is a perfect fit for our organization, which puts an undoubted focus on the people who work for us and alongside us, and I look forward to seeing the longer-term benefits that his expertise will have on all of those individuals as we establish new projects and break new ground with the territories in which we’ll be delivering.”