Playtech Sports strengthens senior management team
Playtech Sports has significantly strengthened its management team
with a trio of senior appointments ahead of a number of large-scale
Playtech ONE projects and recent acquisitions including leading sports
software provider BGT.
Richard Andrew has joined Playtech Sports as Chief Operating Officer
(COO) from The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Danny Angus has joined as Chief
Technical Officer (CTO) from OpenBet; Eoin Redmond will join Playtech
Sports from Paddy Power Betfair on October 1st as Sportsbook
Product Director; while Peter Greberg has been appointed as Technical
Director and leader of the division’s Malmo operations.
Ian Chuter, who joined Playtech in October last year as a strategic advisor, will leave the business on October 31st to join the newly merged Ladbrokes-Coral business as Chief Operating Officer – Digital.
Chuter’s specific remit during his 12-month term was to review the
overall Playtech Sports offering and to consolidate the various sports
subsidiaries into a single, unified Playtech Sports operation alongside
the hiring of a new senior management team.
Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech, said: “Ian has done a first-class job
during his time with us and delivered exactly what we asked; a stronger,
consolidated sports business that is capable of delivering the best
Omni-channel technology offering with the industry’s best talent on
board to deliver and implement this across large-scale projects.
“The three appointments we have made align with our strategic
vision for Playtech Sports and our Playtech ONE technology of creating a
simple and intuitive experience for customers as well as creating an
opportunity to extend beyond online and mobile and into further retail
“On behalf of the Playtech Group management team I would like to
thank Ian for his significant contribution over the last 12 months and
look forward to continuing to work with him as we continue to deliver
excellent results for both Ladbrokes and Coral.”
Richard Andrew, COO, Playtech Sports, has more than 20 years’
experience in the sports betting industry having recently worked at The
Hong Kong Jockey Club and formerly at Ladbrokes where he was Trading,
Product and Services Director.
Danny Angus, CTO, Playtech Sports, is a highly experienced, senior
software solutions architect and joins from OpenBet where he was Product
Director responsible for all of OpenBet’s in-venue technology.
Eoin Redmond was previously Lead Product Manager Exchange and
Sportsbook at Betfair and will join Playtech Sports as Sportsbook
Product Director on October 1st. Redmond has extensive
experience developing successful products and implementing process
improvement strategies across the IT and gaming industries having worked
for IBM, Full Tilt and Betfair.
Playtech ONE, the company’s pioneering Omni-channel technology that
enables players to use one account and one wallet to access any product
across any channel, using any device, has been a huge success since the
Coral Connect initiative was first implemented across Coral’s retail,
online and mobile estate. Coral Group’s third quarter results last week
showed that Connect sign-ups totalled 74,000 during the quarter, with
Connect customers contributing 48% of coral.co.uk net revenue.