In Focus - Celebrating International Women's Day 2021

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On International Women’s Day 2021, EPIC Risk Management proudly celebrates women within the organisation – for their contribution to minimising gambling-related harm, and for their inspiration to other women and the rest of the wider EPIC team.

EPIC Risk Management Director of Operations, Pete Wallis: “It is important to celebrate the incredible people we have in our lives both at work and at home, but International Women's Day gives you an extra reason to focus on the incredible contribution that they bring. We have a close-knit team at EPIC Risk Management, a team that is growing globally and we have some very special, talented women who we are proud to call colleagues. As colleagues and as human beings, we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, and we will always seek to celebrate and champion the women we have in our team here at EPIC.”

EPIC would like to focus on who these inspirational women that are in the organisation.

Caty Illingworth - Head of Training and Development

Caty joined EPIC in 2019, having previously worked within the gambling and financial services industries in various learning and development roles.

With a passion for helping people develop their skills and achieve their potential, Caty now combines her extensive L&D and industry experience to design and deliver our ground-breaking training programs and to directly support the development of the EPIC team.

Louise Flynn - Office Manager

Prior to joining EPIC Risk Management, Louise worked for Korn Ferry, a global organisational consulting firm where she operationally led the Manchester and Oxford offices.

Louise brings over 14 years of relevant experience to ensure that our head office operations are fully compliant and that the business systems provide quality, productivity, and efficiency.

Julie Murtagh - Project Assistant

Julie’s administrative and managerial roles have spanned both the private and public sectors, including an impressive 22-year tenure as an administration manager at St Helens College.

Anca-Maria Gherghel - Research Coordinator

Anca joined us from the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB), where she graduated with a first-class degree in Football Business and Finance.

Anca works on researching and analysing data from various projects, providing vital insights and data. She was awarded the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) Principal’s Award in 2020.

US Team

Pippa Robson - US Operations Coordinator

Prior to joining the company, Pippa worked as a project coordinator within the construction industry and has gone on to become a PRINCE2 accredited project manager.

She now oversees the coordination of business in the US, supporting our head of operations with administration and planning.

Brianne Doura-Schawohl - VP of US Policy & Strategic Development

Brianne most recently served as Legislative Director for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Her experience includes a decade of leadership in advocacy, public policy, government affairs, communications, and member relations.

Doura-Schawohl’s experience spans a wide range of work with executive and legislative branch officials and private sector stakeholders at the international, federal, state, and local levels of government. She has a history of experience and achievements in United States Congressional legislative work, including a diverse portfolio of complex problem gambling policy issues. This continues to be invaluable in her ability to make a difference on behalf of people with gambling problems around the world.