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With plenty of comings and goings around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.

Glitnor Group

Cathryn McGinty has joined the Glitnor Group as chief human resources officer, bringing over 25 years experience in senior human resources and organisational strategy to the role.

This past expertise spans multiple sectors including FTSE 250 and blue chip organisations
such as such as William Hill, BUPA, Avis, BwinParty and TalkTalk.

“Glitnor Group has a strong brand and values driven culture, which was a key consideration for me when considering my next role,” McGinty said.

“I believe in developing a strong employer brand through providing a great employee experience. I am passionate about both customer and employee experience and putting people at the heart of our business.

“Within Glitnor Group, I see a tremendous opportunity as we grow; to develop our brand alongside our employees to offer a true best in class employee experience.”

Betsoft Gaming

Betsoft Gaming has named Anna Mackney as head of account management, where responsibilities will focus on demand generation; planning, executing and measuring throughout every stage of the sales team.

In addition to driving new business forward, Mackney will also be charged with ensuring that the group’s service and customer support will both retain and expand existing customers’ exposure to the Betsoft product portfolio, in a bid to deliver and track profitable growth for clients.

Matt Avison, managing director, Betsoft Gaming, noted: “Anna is hugely professional at onboarding clients. Now, as she takes over the leadership of the team, we anticipate positive change and sustained growth as we move into new markets.”

Rank Group

The Rank Group has announced the appointment of Katie McAlister to its board as a non-executive director, with immediate effect  She will also serve on its nominations, safer gambling and remuneration committees.

McAlister is currently the chief marketing officer for TUI Northern Region (UK, Ireland and Nordic), and sits on the TUI Northern Region board. She has thirteen years of digital and marketing experience, during which time she has been responsible for digital transformation and business change programmes.

Alex Thursby, Rank‘s chair, noted: “We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Rank board. Her extensive background in digital marketing, together with her customer-focussed strategic experience, will be a real asset. The board and I are very much looking forward to working with her over the coming years.”


BoscaSports has rolled-out the recruitment of Racecourse Media Group’s Ben Dowding to its board of directors; lauding the move as “another important step” in scaling up the group on an international basis.

Downding is a senior executive with over 12 years’ experience within the Horseracing and
wider sports industries, and is currently director of betting for Racecourse Media
Group having previously held roles with The Jockey Club.

Dowding explained: “I am delighted to join the BoscaSports board and look forward to supporting the team in scaling the business and technology. They have developed a cutting-edge data and rights agnostic platform allowing betting operators complete flexibility and management of their customer experience.

“The BoscaSports technology has also been a great success for stadia and venue distribution as showcased by the transformation of UK racecourse Tote screens.

“I can already see some clear technology synergies from digital into retail across multiple sports not just racing, and how this will support international growth, with the product already due to launch in Italy with media system technologies broad network of shops.

“I will also look to bring my low latency streaming experience with Stats Perform and Phenix Real Time Solutions to bear in helping develop BoscaSports IPTV solution for retail and venues.”