Gaming technology company Nektan has appointed Lucy Buckley to the role of chief executive officer, effective December 3.

Buckley joins from Inspired Entertainment, where she has spent eight years, most recently as vice president of its interactive division, which she set up and ran.

She holds an MBA and has previously been recognised in Gaming Intelligence’s ‘Hot 50’ and in the Global Gaming Business ‘40 under 40’.

The move sees Gary Shaw‘s tenure as interim CEO come to an end, although he stays on as an executive director.

In a statement, Nektan said: “The board wishes to thank Gary for his stewardship of the company as interim CEO, when Nektan has made significant progress in achieving its goal of becoming the global technology platform of choice for the provision of premium gaming content.”

Shaw himself added: “We are delighted that Lucy is joining Nektan when we are seeing considerable growth in the business. Lucy’s extensive international gaming experience is an excellent fit for the role as Nektan’s CEO.

“Lucy will help to build on our most recent successes, as we continue to win new contracts and deliver additional revenue streams. I will remain very much involved in the business both as a shareholder and as an executive director. We very much look forward to welcoming Lucy to Nektan at this exciting time for the business.”

Incoming CEO Buckley said: “I’m excited to be joining Nektan at this pivotal point in the company’s growth. Nektan’s player-focused technology and services have been proven in the European casino market, and the company is making significant headway into new B2B revenue streams and additional markets.

“I look forward to working with the team to accelerate the next phase of growth, making Nektan a global leader in online and mobile gaming innovation.”