Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel has appointment a new sustainability manager, following an extensive recruitment process for the group across both internal and external applications.
Taking the reigns at the role is Scarlett Roa, who joins Svenska Spel next month, on October 1, from Stockholm headquartered digital agency Authority AB, where she served as deputy chief executive officer.
In the new position, Roa is to gain full responsibility for the Svenska Spel sustainability and gaming efforts, building upon an education covering the fields of law, the environment, innovation design and communication.
Addressing the new position with the group, Roa commented: “It is with great joy, pride and humility I take on the role of New Sustainability Manager for Svenska Spel.
“We have an exciting time ahead of us, with a new gaming legislation that will come into force at the turn of the year and will place higher demands on all players in the market.
“I look forward to working with the employees at Svenska Spel to continue to develop the group’s gaming responsibility work, and to lead the way in sustainability, including business ethics and anti-corruption issues, as well as gender equality and diversity.”
Roa is to succeed Zenita Strandänger in the role after she vacated it earlier in the year, with the service falling in the wider communication and sustainability branch of Svenska Spel.
When she joins Svenska Spel next month, Roa is to report to Joakim Mörnefält, communication and sustainability director at Svenska Spel, who added: “I am extremely pleased that Scarlett will start playing Svenska Spel.
“She has a lot to contribute and comes in with a broad competence and background that will strengthen our already unobtrusive position in gaming responsibility and sustainability.”
The move comes as Sweden prepares to adopt a new regulatory framework on 1 January 2019.