Paula Snowden has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Problem Gambling Foundation, replacing Graeme Ramsey who has headed the organisation for over eight years.
As CEO of the Quit Group Charitable Trust and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol Advisory Council, Paula will bring to the Foundation a wealth of experience in addictions.
She is currently the General Manager of Raukawa Whanau Ora Ltd and has previously worked for the Accident Compensation Corporation and Housing New Zealand after public service in several Government departments.
Chair of the Problem Gambling Foundation Board, Richard Northey, says the Foundation is delighted to welcome Paula to the team.
"We are fortunate to have Paula join us and bring with her invaluable experience and a background that includes some significant achievements, particularly in the addictions field" he says.
"We are looking forward to having Paula on board and continuing the work to free New Zealand from gambling harm."
Paula will start her induction on 5 December and then take on the CEO responsibilities in January 2017.
Graeme Ramsey will leave the Problem Gambling Foundation at the end of January 2017 to travel to Ghana for 12 months with his wife Josie to run an English charity, www.ghanameetmethere.com