Microgaming promotes Clucas to COO

11 July 2018

Microgaming has continued its management reshuffle following the appointment of John Coleman as its new chief executive last month by promoting Andrew Clucas and Jean-Luc Ferriere to senior positions.

Clucas (pictured) has been installed as Microgaming’s new chief operating officer, having served as director of Quickfire at Microgaming from September 2016. Over the past two years he has overseen a period of double-digit growth for the online gaming platform, which launched in 2010, Microgaming said.

“Andrew has played a central role in our operational success since joining us in 2009, achieving consistently outstanding results in charge of sales, regulated markets, business development and other key areas of the business, including Quickfire,” Coleman said.

Ferriere will be Microgaming’s chief commercial officer, having previously been director of Network Games at the company, playing a leading role in the development, promotion and strategic direction of the company’s poker and bingo products.

Coleman added: “Jean-Luc has been part of our business for nearly two decades, which is a truly remarkable achievement. His commercial expertise is unparalleled, and he has ensured the successful delivery of our products worldwide.”

Coleman is less than a month into his new role, having also been promoted from within to the top job. Having previously served as the company’s chief financial officer, he secured the CEO role after Roger Raatgever stepped aside following 17 years at the helm. Raatgever was appointed as the executive chairman of Apricot Investments, the new name for Microgaming Software Systems.

In June, the company announced the launch of Stormcraft Studios, a new independent game studio, which will supply exclusive content to Microgaming and its network of operators.