Siobhan Aslett11.09.2016

Playtech Sports has appointed three new senior managers – chief operating officer, chief technical officer and Sportsbook Product Director. The new hires have been made soon after the company acquired sports software provider, BGT and with a series of big Playtech ONE projects in sight.

Playtech’s new chief operating officer will be Richard Andrews who is moving to the company from The Hong Kong Jockey Club where he was Head of Betting and Projects. The position of chief technology officer will be taken up by Danny Angus who is moving to the company from their competitor OpenBet. Eoin Redmond will take up the position of Sportsbook Product Director after moving to Playtech from Betfair where he was lead product manager exchange and sports betting.

“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 into further retail opportunities,” said chief executive of Playtech, Mor Weizer.

Playtech has also confirmed that Ian Chuter, strategic advisor, will be leaving the company to become chief operating officer for Ladbrokes–Coral.

“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,” commented Weizer.

“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.”