Lottery draw betting firm Lottoland has appointed Jon Hale as its new Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, reporting to CEO Nigel Birrell.
Hale was the CFO for over 11 years at 32Red plc where he was key in several corporate transactions, culminating in the £176m sale to the Kindred Group Plc in June 2017. Before his time at 32Red, he qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, before joining Capital Corporation plc, an operator of high roller land-based casinos.
He also co-founded Property Internet Plc and served as Finance Director of the Sports Café Group Ltd; managing vital growth in the group’s portfolio and its admission to AIM in December 2001.
Birrell, welcoming Hale on board, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Jon as our new Chief Financial Officer. Jon brings with him a wealth of gaming experience and knowledge that we will benefit from as we continue to grow and deliver on our strategy.”
Hale commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Lottoland team and can’t wait to meet everyone and get settled in. Having been based in Gibraltar, I’ve seen first-hand how Lottoland has developed and grown, and I really admire how they have done so in such a short space of time. I look forward to working with Nigel and the team as the Group continues on its growth journey.”
Last month, Lottoland announced it had become the latest founding member of the All-In Diversity Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping businesses and industry improve diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI). It also acts as a central resource for data and tools that help businesses make DEI a successful commercial strategy.