Scientific Games has appointed Robert O’Connor as senior vice president of government affairs.

O’Connor, who will report directly to CEO Kevin Sheehan, takes on responsibility for developing and executing Scientific Games’ global government relations and public affairs.

“Rob brings nearly three decades of government service and advocacy experience at the global, federal, state and local levels,” said Sheehan.

“We look forward to capitalising on his leadership, as we continue to grow and prosper in current jurisdictions, as well as expand into newly regulated territories.”

O’Connor joins Scientific Games from Goldman Sachs, where he was vice president, for government affairs.

Prior to that, O’Connor served as majority staff director for the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, where he led all committee operations, strategy and personnel management.