ZEAL shuffles management team

11 January 2018

ZEAL Group announced two major changes to its senior management team.

Susan Standiford’s role will now evolve from chief technology officer to chief operating officer.

Standiford will continue to lead ZEAL’s technology function, as well as head up the company’s human resources function and serve as general manager for its Lottovate brand.

Meanwhile, James Oakes’ role as director of ZEAL Investments will now broaden to corporate development director.

Oakes will be responsible for ZEAL’s external investments and M&A, as well as nurture internal incubation projects and lead on strategy development and new business opportunities.

Helmut Becker, chief executive of ZEAL, said: “We made good progress towards our vision in 2017, and we don’t intend to stop there.

“We have lots more exciting things happening in 2018. Susan and James’ role changes are a natural next step as we revolutionize the sector on our way to creating a better world of lottery.”

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