Danielle praises an EPIC passion

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EPIC Risk Management’s incoming director of operations, Danielle Smith, has praised the passion of her new colleagues as a key reason why she has chosen to join the leading gambling harm minimisation consultancy.

Taking an immediate lead on a number of key business infrastructure projects, Danielle is quickly settling into her new role after barely a handful of days in the office, wasting no time to gain an in-depth understanding of the company, its mission and its processes.

Just like her predecessor Pete Wallis, she arrives with extensive experience of life within the Armed Forces, so the company expects to continue to benefit from genuine military precision, as she makes her mark on the operations pillar.

“Prior to coming to EPIC, I’ve got a bit of a legal background and I’ve also spent a lot of time in the HR sphere,” she explains.

“For the past 13 years, I’ve been an officer within the British Army.

“Within that, I was part of the military police, following the legal side of things and doing a lot of investigative work, but also as a staff officer, I did a lot of HR-focused work, particularly in personnel and policy.”

Danielle’s new post will see her enable and support other pillars with an HR and admin focus, coordinating the operations within the company to support our client-facing pillars.

“I’ve come into EPIC at quite an interesting point,” she adds, between planning meetings for key projects including the implementation of a new staff intranet and looking at the company’s longer-term facilities needs.

“There are lots of really tasty projects ongoing and lots of opportunity and potential for the future, so it’s really exciting. I’m super happy to be here, get on board and get involved in the growth of the business.

“What attracted me to EPIC is the passion that everyone has. Passion runs though the company, no matter what level you’re at. Making that difference to people and delivering that impact is really what sold it to me.”

Senior director John Millington is delighted that the company has been able to confirm the key appointment, explaining:

“We are very pleased to welcome Danielle to EPIC at a time of real growth for the company, not just in the UK but in key global territories like the USA and Australia.

“Her experience and skillset are a perfect fit for the role, and her efficiency and positivity are fantastic traits for someone who will be an important go-to figure for so many pillars within the business.

“We look forward to seeing how her expertise in delivering key infrastructure projects helps to improve the processes and day-to-day organisation for the benefit of the whole company, as we continue the rapid global expansion of both our people and our projects.”

Danielle is part of a trio of new recruits to the company, with two additional posts having also just been created. Josiah Ojofeitimi has also accepted a role as business development consultant, bringing a decade of both gambling harm lived experience and financial services knowledge, while Abby Barlow-Lloyd assumes the role of business administration apprentice this week, as EPIC continues to grow to ensure impact on a global scale.