Camelot Global appoints Wayne Pickup as CEO Designate
Camelot Global has today announced the appointment of Wayne Pickup as CEO Designate of Camelot Global – taking over from Nigel Railton who has been appointed CEO of Camelot UK, operator of the UK National Lottery.
Wayne is currently the CEO of Lotto New Zealand. He is expected to take on the role of CEO in the first half of 2018 once he has completed his existing commitments. Prior to joining Lotto New Zealand in 2012, Wayne worked on the technology vendor side of the industry, having spent four years at global gaming company, IGT.
Camelot Global is a leading lottery operator, technology and professional services provider with a proven track record of successful public-private partnerships around the world. Most recently, Camelot Global was awarded a 10-year private management contract to run the Illinois Lottery and launched a new online platform for Swiss operator, Loterie Romande. Over the past few years, Camelot Global has also delivered an ambitious transition programme in Ireland, on behalf of Premier Lotteries Ireland, and is responsible for the Irish National Lottery online platform and mobile app.
Bogdan Cenanovic, Chairman of Camelot Global, commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nigel for his fantastic contribution over the last four years. Under his leadership, we have made excellent progress in positioning Camelot Global as a leader in digital lottery technology and services, with the recent contract in Illinois being a key component for the company’s future success. I would like to wish Nigel all the very best in his new role.
“At the same time, I’m very pleased to welcome Wayne to Camelot Global. Wayne has a great reputation in the industry – during his time at Lotto New Zealand, profits have grown by around 50% and digital sales have increased by over 300%. Prior to that, Wayne also worked in European, North American and Asia Pacific lottery markets. Wayne’s experience will be invaluable to Camelot Global’s future ambitions.”
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