The Unit, Bede Gaming, and The Health Lottery are all looking to strengthen their workforces with key hires, given the industry’s constant changing landscape.
The Health Lottery
LebbyEyres was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Health Lottery. He joined the company in January during a handover with the outgoing CEO Des Duffy.
Eyres has a long history with Northern & Shell and will be responsible for a website relaunch and the introduction of a new brand identity later in 2018.
Her past history with the group includes a 14-year stint, which culminated in her being an Editor-In Chief of the new! Between 2013-2018, Star magazines for five consecutive years.
Martin Ellice said, “We are thrilled to welcome Lebby back in the Northern & Shell Family,”
She was a strong leader in her previous roles and played an important role in the company’s strategy. She was particularly instrumental in the transformation of the media company from print-led to digital first before its sale to Reach PLC.
“The Health Lottery is also going through similar changes and is moving to a data-driven approach. We are confident that Lebby will be a great manager of both the digital- and retail arm of the business.
Alan Alger has announced that he will be leaving his role as Director of Corporate Communications at Super Group. He had been involved with the company during a period of transformation.
In November 2014, he joined Betway Group as a PR Manager. He then rose through the ranks to become Head Corporate Communications and PR in October 2019.
In October 2021, he was promoted to the now-deceased Director position for the Super Group. This includes the Spin online casino operator and the brand aforementioned.
LinkedIn stated that “After almost eight and a quarter years of loyal service, and fullhearted dedication to Super Group (including Betway),”
“The NYSE-listed company no longer requires a Director for Corporate Communications. Super Group has many great people. I wish them all success in the future.
The Unit is a digital marketing platform. Its senior team has gained extensive industry experience through the hirings of Andy Clerkson, and Rob Egan.
Clerkson joins the firm to serve as a Strategic Advisor. He will be able to leverage his knowledge in betting and gaming from tenures at prominent firms such as Fox Bet, The Stars Group and William Hill, where he was Chair.
He will play a crucial role in helping The Unit achieve its ambition to be a “world-class provider of services” to gaming and betting companies.
Egan, who previously worked for SportCaller with Clerkson, has been appointed The Unit’s Business development director. He was appointed Head of Free-to Play across North America after the company was purchased by Bally Interactive.
Paddy Casey is the firm’s co-founder. He said: “I am thrilled that we have two such successful and senior industry executives in our team. Andy built a great business in the exact same space as The Unit. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to witness his incredible growth at Grand Parade.
Rob was instrumental in creating SportCaller, which is the largest free-to-play gaming company. Both of them have been working with global operators for years. I am certain that their diverse knowledge will allow us to remain industry leaders in product, both development and innovation, as well as MarTech as we expand our worldwide reach into new territories.
Bede Gaming announced the addition of Kirsty Stear to its C-level Management Team. She will be Chief Legal and Client Service Officer.
As the firm strives to show maturity and commitment to governance at the top, her responsibilities will be to combine the legal and client elements of Bede’s business.
Colin Cole Johnson, CEO, stated: “Kirsty has a great knowledge of Bede’s commercial relationships and plays a key role in new business activity as well as ongoing customer contracts.
“It is a great fit for her skillset that she sits within our Executive Team and helps shape our ongoing customer and commercial strategies.”
Producer and director Ben Winston was named the latest member of the MGM Resorts board, where he is now the 12th.
Winston was a founding partner in Fulwell 73’s production company. He has received 12 Emmy Awards as well as 31 Emmy nominations. As the co-executive producers of The Late Late Show With James Corden, Winston was the youngest late-night show producer in America.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ben to our board and know that his vast entertainment experiences will be a tremendous resource as the company expands its gaming and entertainment offerings,” stated Paul Salem Chair of the MGM Resorts Board of Directors.
“Ben’s passion, creativity and leadership will be of great value as he advises management and the board on how to keep guests happy and innovating for tomorrow.”