Camelot has announced it is to split its business in two, to reflect its current business objectives. Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd. will be led by CEO Andy Duncan, who previously served as MD of the UK business. Nigel Railton – currently Group CFO and Strategy Director – will become CEO of Camelot Global Services Limited. Both will take up their new positions on 31st October 2014 and will report in to Lee Sienna, the Chairman of the Camelot Group of Companies.
With these developments, Dianne Thompson CBE has decided to retire on 31st October 2014 after 14 years as Group CEO and 17 years with the company. During this time, she has led the company to become one of the world’s most successful lottery operators, fought and won two licence competitions, secured a four-year extension to the current licence to 2023, raised billions of pounds for National Lottery Good Causes, and made a truly life-changing difference to people and communities across the UK.
Andy Duncan said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to build on all of Dianne’s achievements, which have seen Camelot become a world-leading multi-channel lottery operator. We already lead the world in digital lottery innovation and this will become even more of a key focus in the years ahead. I am very excited at the prospect of leading such a talented team as we continue to deliver on The National Lottery’s promise to be truly life-changing for both winners and society.”