The industry association for amusement machines, Bacta, has announced the formation of its national council. This marks a major restructuring in the organization.
Bacta will be represented on the 11-person National Council, which includes individuals from all sectors of the industry.
Peter Davies from Inspired Leisure Division is a member, as are Tony Boulton of Merkur UK, and Elizabeth Speed from Novomatic UK. Dean Harding, Jonathan Lauder of UDC and Jeremy Godden from Godden Gaming Organisation are also members.
The board is completed by the newly-appointed Bacta National President John Bollom , and Vice president Joseph Cullis. Nick Harding and Greg Wood, former national presidents, complete the board.
Bollom stated, “I am delighted to announce the composition of our national council.” Bollom said, “I am absolutely delighted to confirm the make-up of our new national council.”
Bollom supervises Bacta’s restructuring
Bollom, in February 2022 was asked to present a report and make recommendations for a new organisational structure. After four previous recommendations did not receive the necessary support from members, Bollom’s proposals were approved.
Bollom stated that “the benchmark I used was Bacta’s ability to respond future challenges and future opportunities.” Bollom said that in order to be able to represent the membership effectively, Bacta needed a new structure which was streamlined, free of obstacles and aligned with a cabinet talent.
I believe that these elements are in place now and we can pursue our overarching goals.” The Bacta organisation is to be results-driven, open to new ideas and representative of industry. It will also actively encourage participation from all Bacta members.