SBC News Irish National Lottery appoints Andrew Algeo as new CEO

Irish National Lottery appoints Andrew Algeo as new CEO

Premier Lotteries Ireland, the operating company of the Irish National Lottery, has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Algeo as inbound Chief Executive.

The update sees, Premier Lotteries end its executive search to find Dermot Griffin’s replacement, who at the start of 2019, announced that he would end his 14-year tenure a leader of the company.

Algeo is expected to takeover leadership of the firm next month, joining the company from Ryanair, where he has most recently served as an advisor for the airline’s ‘commercial reorientation programmes’, focusing on reviving Ryanair’s public image.

The executive holds prior industry experience, having served as Managing Director of Commercial & Risk at Paddy Power (2006-2016.

Confirming the appointment of Algeo as Chief Executive, Padraig Ó Ríordáin said. “Andrew comes with a wealth of expertise which makes him an ideal choice to lead the National Lottery through the next phase of its development and deliver on our objective of further increasing the amounts we raise for good causes,”

Andrew Algeo detailed excitement joining Premier Lotteries, a company that has generated substantial funding for “exemplary causes and their inspirational people, improving society for all of us”.

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