Gaming Intelligence ‘Hot 50’ member lands Nektan CEO role

Nektan, the fast-growing international gaming technology platform and services provider, has unveiled Lucy Buckley as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.  Buckley will join the company and the board on 3 December 2018.

Buckley has spent the past eight years at Inspired Entertainment Inc, most recently as Vice President of its Interactive division which she set up and ran for the last three years with double digit year-on-year growth.

Buckley has over a decade of gaming experience and has been recognised in Gaming Intelligence’s ‘Hot 50’ and in the Global Gaming Business ‘40 under 40’.  She also holds an MBA from Cass Business School.

Following her appointment, Gary Shaw will cease to be Interim Chief Executive Officer whilst continuing as an Executive Director.  The board thanked Shaw for his stewardship of the company as Interim Chief Executive Officer, when Nektan has made significant progress in achieving its goal of becoming the global technology platform of choice for the provision of premium gaming content.

Buckley said: “I’m excited to be joining Nektan at this pivotal point in the Company’s growth. Nektan’s player-focused technology and services have been proven in the European casino market, and the Company is making significant headway into new B2B revenue streams and additional markets. I look forward to working with the team to accelerate the next phase of growth, making Nektan a global leader in online and mobile gaming innovation.”

Shaw added: “We are delighted that Lucy is joining Nektan when we are seeing considerable growth in the business.  Lucy’s extensive international gaming experience is an excellent fit for the role as Nektan’s CEO.

“Lucy will help to build on our most recent successes, as we continue to win new contracts and deliver additional revenue streams.  I will remain very much involved in the business both as a shareholder and as an Executive Director. We very much look forward to welcoming Lucy to Nektan at this exciting time for the business.”

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