Brown Appointed CEO at Gaming Innovation Group

The Gaming Innovation Group who operate online casinos such as Guts and Rizk, have today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, with acting CEO Richard Brown having his position made permanent. Brown had held the position of Chief Operating Officer prior to being made acting CEO and  joined the operator back in 2017.

Prior to joining GiG, Richard worked in various senior and directorial roles in companies such as Highlight Media Group, Web Guide Partner and THG Sports delivering exceptional results in line with strategic goals.

Initially employed back in 2017 as Managing Director of GiG’s media business, Brown was then promoted to Chief Digital Officer, before landing the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Appointed as acting Chief Executive Officer on 5th September earlier this year, after co-founder Robin Reed left the board, Brown’s capabilities in the role as acting CEO, has proven to the board that he should be the person that takes on the position permanently, moving forward.

Speaking about his position becoming permanent, Brown stated: “I am delighted to accept the position of CEO for Gaming Innovation Group, having worked here for the past four years I see a massive potential for the Company.”

“While industry headwinds may have dampened progress in 2019, I am extremely excited about the future potential of the group and this new phase of the Company’s life cycle. My focus will be on delivery, execution and optimisation, putting us on a path for great focus and renewed growth.”

“I would like to pass a special thanks to all the people within GiG past and present, who have been supportive of me and I am immensely proud of the work they are doing and the effort all the teams apply to their work.”

“With their help, I am convinced that we will be successful in achieving our goal in providing value to our shareholders.”

Chairman of GiG, Petter Nylander, speaking about making Brown the group’s permanent CEO, commented: “The Board is delighted to appoint Richard Brown as the CEO of GiG. He is the best person to drive the necessary changes and provide leadership as the company now enters the next phase of its development.”

“The gambling industry is experiencing a challenging period of structural change. However, it is still backed by fundamental strong underlying growth and we need to plan and position ourselves to be most relevant to our partners and end users in order to benefit and accelerate our sustainable growth.”

“Richard has a strong track record of operational excellence and will be focusing on making the Company more efficient by creating a clear and directional strategy, reducing costs and driving execution.”

“The strategic intent of GiG remains unchanged; to be the global operator and partner for strong brands in iGaming, with a sweetspot in taking an offline casino brand to a strong online offering. I am convinced that Richard will be able to create significant shareholder value by releasing the Company’s full potential.”

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