Updating the market, Ladbrokes Coral Plc has confirmed the appointment of Jason Scott as Interim Chief Executive of the Ladbrokes Australia division. Scott’s promotion to CEO is further supported by the appointment of Greg Sedgwick as Non-Executive Director.
The confirmed appointments, see Scott a veteran executive of Ladbrokes Australia promoted with immediate effect to interim-CEO, following the departure of Dean Shannon who will officially leave the division at the end of the month.
A key management figure, Scott has held a number of leadership roles for Ladbrokes Australia since 2012, helping the division establish itself in the competitive Australian gambling market.
Further to Scott’s promotion, leisure market and private equity expert Greg Sedgwick will advise Ladbrokes Australia management as a new Non-Executive Director.
Commenting on the executive appointments Ladbrokes Chief Executive, Jim Mullen said:
“The Australian business continues to go from strength to strength and has delivered impressive growth since we brought it in 2013. We felt it was important that we preserved the entrepreneurial spirit within the team and in appointing Jason we have done just that. Jason has sports betting in his DNA and understands the market and more importantly, the Australian business better than anybody. His task is simple, keep the momentum in the business and keep the brand as fresh and as customer focused as it always has been.
“Greg is an established businessman and will be a great addition to the Australian team as a non-executive director and will give the local team support and guidance in maintaining its entrepreneurial spirit as well as introducing a level of necessary governance to the business as it grows in importance as part of the Ladbrokes Coral Group.”