Maxima Compliance expands global management team with Burgoyne & de Graaff hires

Maxima Compliance has bolstered its global management team with the senior hires of Andrew Burgoyne as Head of Regulatory and Mike de Graaff as the company’s Regional Compliance Manager for the Netherlands.

Burgoyne joins Maxima Compliance after more than three years as Compliance Manager at FTSE 100 online gambling Flutter Entertainment Plc. He previously worked for Sky and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and will be based out of Maxima Compliance’s London headquarters.

New Regional Compliance Manager for the Netherlands de Graaf has previously held risk and compliance roles at major gaming operators including ComeOn! and Betclic Group.

de Graaff will oversee the regulatory and technical compliance needs of agency partners for the newly regulated market of the Netherlands, helping them optimise their regulatory functions.

The appointments underline Maxima Compliance’s global approach to securing local talent, meaning it can better serve partners internationally with on-the-ground knowledge and expertise, regardless of the jurisdictions they are prioritising.

Antonio Zanghi, CEO of Maxima Compliance, said: “I’m delighted to welcome both Andrew and Mike to the team. We are focused on both expanding our global team of regulatory and technical compliance experts, while also adding regional managers who can deliver local knowledge and support directly to clients. Our partners in jurisdictions around the world continue to enjoy the benefits of this approach.”

Entering 2022, Maxima Compliance opened a dedicated office – as part of a joint venture with business consulting firm Gran Via BV – in the Netherlands.

The office delivers Maxima Compliance’s award-winning suite of technical and regulatory compliance services to Netherlands-based gaming companies, with a local approach specific to the requirements of the country.

Andrew Burgoyne, Head of Regulatory at Maxima Compliance, added: “It is a pleasure to join a team with unparalleled expertise across compliance. Maxima is already assisting some of the biggest names in gaming with their regulatory compliance needs, and I look forward to further raising the bar for our partners when it comes to this critical business function.”

Mike de Graaff, Regional Compliance Manager for the Netherlands at Maxima Compliance, added: “I’m thrilled to join the Maxima Compliance team, and I’m particularly excited to help build our presence in the Netherlands from this new office. This is a challenging but high-reward market, where those who draw upon local expertise are already outpacing the competition.”


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