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With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Kindred Group, iTech Labs and Sisal are among those to have bolstered their teams.


Sian Carson has been appointed as the new Chief People Officer of Sisal, one of Flutter Entertainment’s international operator brands.

Carson is set to lead the group’s human resources and organisational design division with the goal of strengthening its expansion process in Italy and abroad.

The new hire said that she was “proud” to join the firm, adding: “I am delighted to enthusiastically welcome this new professional challenge in a group that employs more than 3,000 people in five different countries.

“Sisal has an ambition of continuous growth in the near future, strong in its strategy that has always put people at the centre.”

Checkd Group

George Webb has been named as Head of SEO as Checkd Group makes moves to strengthen its performance marketing capabilities.

As a result of the appointment, the company is aiming to ramp up organic traffic and optimise onsite revenue across the UK and North America. In addition, the role will further enhance the range of performance marketing services offered by Checkd Group.  

“We are delighted to welcome George to Checkd Group as our Head of SEO,” commented Alex Beecham, Managing Director at Checkd Group. 

“George’s appointment is pivotal as we expand our technical SEO skills and further our performance marketing efforts across multiple territories. 

“We are confident that his strategic insights will significantly increase our traffic and better position us to facilitate continued success.”  

Quick Custom Intelligence

Alicia Hawkins has joined Quick Custom Intelligence as Gaming Business Intelligence Manager, where she will build on a more than 14-year industry career.

She joins the company from Everi, where she held the role of Gaming Operations Analyst and later Data Science during a more than five year stay. Past positions also include Boyd Gaming and California’s Soboba Casino.

“QCI beautifully bridges technology with business operations, and as customers gain a passion for data-driven decision making and leverage data for business optimization, I have the privilege of embarking on this journey with them,” Hawkins said.

iTech Labs

Alvin Rizaldi has taken over Chief Executive Officer duties of iTech Labs after Kiren Sreekumar, who also occupied the position of Managing Director, retired. 

Sreekumar, who served as iTech Labs’ CEO for 19 years (since its inception), during which time, facilitated the expansion of the company to include test labs in both India and Bulgaria.

Rizaldi is hailed as having “served diligently” in iTech Labs, which he first joined in 2007. He has served as a Director prior to GLI’s investment in iTech Labs, and most recently, held the role of Chief Commercial Officer.

“I would like to personally and on behalf of everyone at iTech Labs, thank Kiren for his leadership, guidance, and tireless effort over the past 19 years,” he said. 

“iTech Labs is entering a new and exciting chapter. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead this great organization. We have a fantastic team, and with everyone’s support, I am thrilled for iTech Labs’ next journey of growth and success.”

Real Luck Group

Real Luck Group has disclosed the resignation of William Moore as Chief Financial Officer, with Thomas Rosander, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, to assume the role on an interim basis. 

This will be undertaken while the group finalises the ongoing restructuring, and search for a suitable replacement.

“The company wishes to thank Mr Moore for his services and contributions to the company and wishes him success in his future endeavours,” Real Luck noted.

SkyCity Entertainment Group

A pair of developments have been disclosed by Auckland-based casino and entertainment operator SkyCity, which first saw Sue Suckling announce an intention to retire from the company’s board. This is subject to a replacement non-executive director being appointed.

In addition, Donna Cooper’s appointment to the board has been formalised following the receipt of regulatory approvals.

Julian Cook, SkyCity Board Chair, noted: Sue has made an important contribution to SkyCity over her term, and has also provided valued continuity whilst the board refresh has been undertaken. The board thanks Sue for her service and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.”

Kindred Group

Amanda Brewer has disclosed a departure from the Kindred Group, where she had held the position of Country Manager for Canada for a period of two years.

However, in a social media post, she did note that “I mean to continue building my career in this dynamic industry”, building on more than 15 years of experience that has also been gained courtesy of roles at the likes of Gamesys and the Canadian Gaming Association.

“To my Kindred colleagues – especially Manuel Stan and my fellow management and NA colleagues – thank you for two wonderful years,” she wrote. 

“It was an honour to be part of the first group of operators who launched in Ontario on day one, and to work with all of you to try to make the Unibet brand as successful as possible.”