A “changing of the guard” has been announced by Microgaming, with John Coleman to step down from the CEO position on December 31, 2021, with Andrew Clucas, current COO of the group, to take the reins.
Coleman was appointed into the CEO role in June 2018, after having served as CFO for almost 14 years, and is lauded as driving the company’s strategy and vision, diversified product offering, and position in the global gaming market.
Microgaming lauds Coleman’s leadership of the firm, which it says placed “employee wellbeing, safer gambling and corporate social responsibility” at the forefront of decision-making.
Coleman explained: “I am honoured to have led Microgaming as CEO – such an incredible business and people. After 17 years at the company, this is a natural time for me personally to embark on the next adventure.
“Microgaming has a strong leadership structure in place and an exciting future ahead, and I am delighted to announce Andrew Clucas as my successor. Andy is a brilliant colleague, friend and leader, and I have every confidence that he will steer Microgaming to new success.”
Clucas joined the company in 2019 following an over 18 year career in the Royal Air Force as a wing commander. He has occupied roles across various operational areas of the business, including business development and sales, before being appointed COO in January 2018.
Clucas added: “John has been an outstanding leader and ambassador of the business for almost two decades, and I cannot praise him highly enough for his many achievements and contributions.
“I am delighted to be picking up the mantle from him – being appointed CEO of Microgaming is an incredible honour, and I intend to lead the business with the very same passion and commitment.”
After joining the firm as senior manager of corporate affairs in March 2009, Clucas has since occupied the roles of head of poker, head of regulation, head of business development and sales, director of Quickfire and land-based, and most recently COO.