Online gambling and services provider Pronet Gaming has announced the recruitment of former William Hill director Alex Leese as chief executive officer. 

In his new role, Leese is to be responsible for spearheading Pronet Gaming’s efforts of expansion into newly regulated markets around the world, as well as driving awareness about the business and its products and services. 

He joins the organisation following a three year stay at William Hill, where as director of emerging markets Pronet was responsible was leading the operator’s foray into new jurisdictions. 

Ioannis Skoulides, Pronet Gaming’s new chairman of the board, said of welcoming Leese to the organisation: “We are thrilled that Alex has joined Pronet Gaming as chief executive officer. 

“This is a pivotal time for the company given our aim to achieve listed status in the future. Alex’s expertise in international gaming operations will be instrumental as we embark on expanding our global footprint whilst also optimising our product and service offering.”

Prior to joining William Hill, Leese held various managerial roles at online firms Sportingbet, GVC Holdings and Offside Gaming over a ten-year career in the igaming sector. 

The new position is to see Leese be based out of Pronet Gaming’s new commercial headquarters in London, as well as undertaking regular travel to visit the firm’s other offices in Malta and Curacao on a regular basis. 

Leese added on the appointment as CEO: “I am delighted to be joining Pronet Gaming at such an important time for the business as it embarks on global expansion. 

“Pronet Gaming already has an incredible client base of innovative and exciting operators, and I look forward to ensuring they continue to receive a world class product and experience.” 

The appointment of Leese as CEO comes shortly after Pronet Gaming was sold to a private equity group for an undisclosed sum.