Commercial restructure sees Playtech BGT promote John Pettit to CCO

John Pettit – Playtech BGT

Playtech BGT Sports, the sportsbook software and technology development division of FTSE100 Playtech Plc, has moved to restructure its commercial leadership, confirming the promotion of John Pettit to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Pettit has formerly served as Managing Director of Playtech BGT for UK, Ireland and Australia since 2015, securing the division a number of new client wins within the highly saturated marketplaces.

Updating stakeholders, Playtech BGT informs that its restructured commercial management team led by Pettit will focus on growth within regulated markets, with the new CCO overseeing three dedicated ‘territory managing directors’.

“It is a very exciting time for Playtech BGT Sports and I’m delighted to be heading the team which will help us expand and our customers generate even stronger revenues” –  Pettit comments on the update.

Supporting Pettit’s new remit, Lee Drabwell will be responsible for the UK, Ireland, and Belgium, with Costas Papadopoulos managing Greece, Cyprus, and Africa, and Riccardo Cavallaro taking care of remaining territories in Europe alongside Latin America.

Meanwhile, Hamish Davidson will remain managing director of PBS’s operations in Australia, with Gregor Errath promoted from commercial director to sales director. Errath will be responsible for sales and business development in all territories, working with the local MDs.

Dr Armin Sageder – Playtech BGT

 Playtech BGT Sports CEO Dr Armin Sageder said: “We have some very ambitious plans to grow our business in existing countries and in a host of both regulated, and soon to be regulated, markets around the world.

“I’m sure John and his team will be very well-positioned to help us do that and we look forward to the next stage in our development, introducing great new products and welcoming new customers on board.”

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