Interim Recruitment: Gambling with Lives

Interim Charity CEO

Interim CEO, Gambling with Lives

In 2018, families and friends of people who had taken their lives due to gambling founded a new charity, Gambling with Lives. Since it was established, the charity has had a remarkable impact on the discourse surrounding the risk of gambling. Before Gambling with Lives, there was little recognition of the link between gambling disorders and suicide. The charity was instrumental in securing a review of gambling legislation in 2020.

Gambling with Lives came to Eastside Primetimers because they were on the verge of securing new funding required to take the organisation to the next level, but needed fresh resource to make that happen. The founders were running the organisation day-to-day, and were looking for support to build up the capacity of the charity. This person would need to come in quickly and operate at a senior level. The role also required someone who could project manage and make huge changes at a crucial stage in the charity’s development.

Eastside Primetimers interviewed four candidates for the role. The appointed candidate was an experienced interim manager, consultant and CEO, with a track record in community healthcare, addiction rehabilitation and supported housing. Throughout his career, he had supported clients to develop innovative and effective solutions to some of society’s most pressing issues, with an emphasis on marrying commercial and social approaches.

The appointment went well, so much so that the appointee – Will Prochaska – became the permanent CEO. The charity continues to go from strength to strength.


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