Critical 2019 sees Scientific Games restructure lottery & digital leadership

Patrick McHugh – SG Lottery

Targeting aggressive expansion in 2019, the governance of Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to restructure its executive leadership teams.

Issuing a market update, SGC confirms three executive promotions impacting its SG Lottery and Digital divisions.

Entering 2019, SG Lottery unit will be led by Patrick McHugh, current Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Systems, who is promoted to the position of ‘Lottery Executive Vice President & Group Chief Executive’.

In his new role, McHugh is supported by former division leadership incumbent Jim Kennedy, who takes Chairmanship of SG Lottery, taking on the title of ‘Group Executive VP and Lottery Chairman’.

“.Pat has been an invaluable leader in our lottery team and is respected across our industry. His years of experience, relentless work ethic and commitment to the highest quality products and services for our customers in the U.S. and around the world will ensure that we continue to execute our growth strategy for our existing lottery customers as well grow in new areas, including iLottery and sports betting. I look forward to working with him, the entire team, and our customers to continue to lead our industry into the future.” Jim Kennedy commented on the update.

For its expanded interactive and digital division, SGC governance confirms that Matt Davey current subsidiary Chief Executive of SG Digital will leave the company at the end of year.

Jordan Levin – SG Digital

Moving forward, Davey’s role as SG Digital Chief Executive will be fulfilled by Jordan Levin a long-term SGC group executive.

Working at SGC since 2006, Levin has served in a number of group strategic leadership positions including VP of Corporate Development, President of Interactive and Chief Operations Officer of acquired asset William Interactive.

Updating investors, Barry Cottle President and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation, said: “These globally-respected leaders and longtime members of our SG family are the best people to continue our growth trajectory, deliver operational excellence and inspire our employees. Pat will leverage his in-depth Lottery experience and proven success at Scientific Games to provide strong operational leadership and innovation. He will work with Jim to continue to execute our global growth strategies.”

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