Alcohol Change UK welcomes three new Trustees

December 2022 | 6 minutes

Fiona Cumberland, Director at Kreab, Hannah Grummett, Project Lead at CBI and Mick Urwin, a retired Police Sergeant join Board of Trustees

Fiona Cumberland, Director at Kreab

Fiona brings experience in strategic communications to the Board, specialising in international reputation and crisis management, with a focus on multijurisdictional campaigns in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She is also a Trustee with global NGO One Voice and sits on the Advisory Board of UK education charity Solutions Not Sides, and the advisory board of Sussex University’s Liberal Arts degree. Fiona is currently undertaking a ESRC-funded PhD at Royal Holloway, with a case study examining mobile sports betting in Kenya.

Fiona says:I wanted to become a trustee of Alcohol Change UK because I’ve seen first-hand the power of campaigns like Dry January have in changing British attitudes towards drinking. I believe that the work of Alcohol Change UK can support a wider cultural shift in the UK and ultimately, an end to alcohol harm, and I want to support that mission.”

Hannah Grummett, Project Lead at CBI

Hannah Grummett has more than ten years’ experience working in and around Westminster with knowledge of both commercial and policy environments. Hannah is passionate about reducing alcohol harm through improved knowledge and better regulation, having seen the devastating impact alcohol can have on an individual and their loved ones.

Hannah says: "Alcohol Change UK rightly focuses on the evidence-based changes we need to see a reduction in alcohol harm. Having seen the devastating impact alcohol can have on an individual and their loved ones, I am delighted to join the ACUK team, and I look forward to working together to improve knowledge, develop better regulation, and ensure there is more and better support and treatment.”

Mick Urwin, retired Police Sergeant

Mick Urwin is a retired Police Sergeant who specialised in alcohol harm reduction. He created policies and strategies to tackle underage drinking and alcohol related anti-social behaviour and violence on the night-time economy. He was a member of the National Police Chiefs Council Licensing and Alcohol Harm group advising the Chief Officer lead and Home Office. He is passionate about reducing alcohol harm he is Chair of a local community project tackling underage drinking and is Vice Chair of the board of trustees for One Punch UK.

Mike says: “I am very happy to be joining the Board as a Trustee. The team at Alcohol Change UK share my passion for reducing alcohol harm and I look forward to working with them in taking the charity forward and ensuring that everyone is provided with evidenced based information to support decision making in reducing alcohol harm and making a difference to those who are affected.”