Camelot appoints Wayne Pickup as incoming Global Division CEO

Wayne Pickup

UK National Lottery operator Camelot continues its executive leadership restructure, confirming the appointment of Wayne Pickup as designate Chief Executive Officer for its ‘Camelot Global’ B2B division.

Pickup the current CEO of Lotto New Zealand is expected to takeover Camelot Global leadership in H1 2018. Pickup replaces former incumbent Nigel Railton, who this week was promoted to UK CEO by Camelot governance.

A global lottery commercial and tender process veteran, Pickup has worked in the gaming sector since 2001. The New Zealand executive was the former Head of Government Markets for GTECH (2008-2012) the legacy of gambling/lottery technology division of IGT Group.

As CEO of Camelot Global, Pickup will be responsible for growing the lottery firm’s B2B services and partnerships in a number of international markets, as Camelot seeks new revenue channels to support its home UK operations.

Updating the media, Camelot Global Chairman Bogdan Cenanovic stated that his firm had gained the best candidate in Pickup, with an extensive knowledge of international lottery dynamics and managing critical stakeholders.

“Wayne has a great reputation in the industry – during his time at Lotto New Zealand, profits have grown by around 50 per cent and digital sales have increased by over 300 percent,” Cenanovic commented on the appointment.

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