Kerry Parkin has hailed the “phenomenal potential” of Allwyn after being named as the multi-national lottery operator’s new Global Communications Director.
Parkin joins the firm after two years working under the same title at the Australian-based Buy Now, Pay Later company (BNPL) Zip Co, where she worked with leadership teams in places such as Sydney and London, leading the ‘development and execution of the communications and public affairs strategy’.
Meanwhile, Allwyn recently expanded its international presence with the acquisition of Camelot UK Lotteries Limited and Camelot Lottery Solutions from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, which succeeded its official award of the fourth UK National Lottery licence last September.
Commenting on her new role, Parkin wrote on LinkedIn: “I am delighted to announce that I join Allwyn today as their new Global Communications Director. Anyone who has followed the extraordinary Allwyn story knows this is an organisation bursting with phenomenal potential.
“With a presence in six countries, and the bid winner for the fourth licence for the National Lottery in the UK, it’s such an exciting time to join. It’s going to be a phenomenal year ahead for Allywn and I can’t wait to get started. Watch this space!”
Parkin has also previously worked as Communications and CSR Director for Costa Coffee and as the Managing Director of Teneo UK, responsible for clients such as Facebook EMEA and WhatsApp.