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Online gaming platform provider Bede Gaming has appointed Alex Butcher as its new managing director, stepping up from his role as chief technical officer.

A founding member of Bede, Butcher (pictured) assumes control of the leadership team, taking responsibility for the development and growth of the business and its people.

The change to the management team comes as co-founders Michael Brady and Dan Smyth take on more strategic roles at board level, following the sales of Intellectual Property & Software and Rocket X (formerly Rocket 9).

Michael Brady, founder of Bede, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Alex has accepted this position. His laser-like focus and experience in the industry make him the ideal person for the role.

“We are confident that he will lead Bede into its next stage of growth with clarity and integrity. We are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure Bede’s global transformation.”

Butcher, a strong advocate of responsible gaming, added: “Bede’s initial growth phase, where we built the team into a 160-strong workforce and conducted the largest migration in the history of the industry, has provided a firm foundation for growth.

“Our products and team are tried and tested, forging great potential for expansion into new markets. My primary concern will be to ensure we preserve the fantastic culture that lies at the heart of what makes Bede unique.”