Issuing a market update, New York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Spears as new corporate General Counsel and Vice President.
Joining IGT’s executive leadership team, Spears will act as group ‘legal lead’ overseeing all counsel matters and advising corporate governance on legal strategies and regulatory stakeholder management.
Spears is set to replace Neil Abrams, who is retiring from the Company (effective December 017), and who is currently transitioned to the role of Senior Advisor until his retirement.
A 19-year law veteran specialising in multi-national operations, Spears joins IGT from US construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc, where he most recently served as Group General Counsel (2014-2017).
As new General Counsel, Spears will report directly to Group CFO Alberto Fornaro, who commented on the leadership appointment
“As IGT faces significant opportunities in our rapidly evolving industry, Chris Spears’ skills and depth of experience with an international Fortune 500 company will foster strong partnerships with IGT’s leadership, and ensure that we responsibly meet our growth objectives”