Lee Willows

Young Gamblers Education Trust


Lee Willows is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Young Gamblers Education Trust. Lee has worked predominantly in the Third and Education sectors for over 25 years, progressing from a front-line youth worker and Post- 16 teacher to holding senior level Director and a Chief Executive positions. Working at the top of his game; raising millions for charities and leading the work of large, complex organisations, Lee developed a devastating gambling addiction, which turned his life upside down and almost drove him to commit suicide. Now gambling free, Lee intends to put his passion for young people’s learning and skills development to establish the Young Gamblers Education Trust in order to raise awareness of the potential risks from gambling. Lee is also Manager Director of YGAM Innovations Limited; providing corporate training solutions around safeguarding and responsible gambling to gambling operators.