With immediate effect, Lottoland has named Jon Hale as its new Chief Financial Officer, reporting to CEO Nigel Birrell.
Hale served as the CFO of 32Red plc for nearly 11 years, during which time he was instrumental in various corporate transactions, the most notable of which being the £176 million sale to the Kindred Group Plc in June 2017.
Prior to joining 32Red, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a chartered accountant before joining Capital Corporation plc, a high-roller land-based casino operator.
He also co-founded Property Internet Plc and served as Finance Director of Sports Café Group Ltd, where he oversaw significant portfolio expansion and the company’s AIM listing in December 2001.
Wealth of gaming experience and knowledge
On welcoming Hale aboard, Birrell said: “I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Jon as our new Chief Financial Officer. Jon brings with him a wealth of gaming experience and knowledge that we will benefit from as we continue to grow and deliver on our strategy.”
Hale commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Lottoland team and can’t wait to meet everyone and get settled in. Having been based in Gibraltar, I’ve seen first-hand how Lottoland has developed and grown, and I really admire how they have done so in such a short space of time. I look forward to working with Nigel and the team as the Group continues on its growth journey.”
Last month Lottoland announced it had become the latest to join the All-In Diversity Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping businesses and industries enhance diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI). It also serves as a hub for data and technologies that organisations can use to make DEI a successful commercial strategy.