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He joined Betway in 2013 after 10 successful years at the helm of Sportingbet’s pioneering live football product. Prior to joining Sportingbet he worked for Tony Bloom and Victor Chandler in Gibraltar after having set up the Trading desk of South Africa’s first corporate sports betting operation, Superspreads in Capetown. He started his career with William Hill and Ladbrokes in London. He holds a Post Graduate degree from The University of Leicester’s Sir Norman Chester Centre for Football Research.
In 2013, he was promoted to Stanleybet’s executive management board, having joined the Stanleybet Group in 2010 as legal counsel. Before representing the gambling industry in-house, Christian spent 10 years working as a corporate lawyer in private practice in the UK, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining William Hill in 2006, Bill was Head of Intelligence for the British Horseracing Authority (formerly the Jockey Club) while seconded to the Gambling Commission (formerly The Gaming Board of Great Britain) ahead of the introduction of the 2005 Gambling Act. This followed an exemplary 23 year career serving in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary, where he held various roles including Detective Chief Inspector, Chief Inspector Operations and a number of senior intelligence and strategic roles.
Prior to joining GVC in 2019, David spent four and a half years as Public Affairs Manager at Paddy Power Betfair. Before working in the betting industry, he worked for a leading trade association in the sports sector, where he was involved in coordinating integrity measures from a sporting perspective, and in Brussels as an advisor in the European Parliament.
Eric has a long and profitable experience in sports betting himself, and is an experienced speaker on the subjects of sports betting and sports betting integrity. He studied Sociology and Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and wrote a thesis about the stakeholder relationship between Kindred and local governments.
After joining Ladbrokes in 2015 as Director of Trading Operations, he transitioned through the merger with Coral and then the purchase of LadbrokesCoral group by GVC Holdings into his current role. He started his corporate career at Bet365 where he was responsible for in play proposition. Born into bookmaking, he has held a personal gambling license since his 18th birthday.
Ronan joined Patty Power Betfair in October 2018, having previously been Head of AML Advisory in Bank of Ireland.
Prior to this, he worked in the FS Risk Advisory practice at EY specialising in financial crime as well as holding Compliance and Internal Audit positions at the National Irish Bank. Ronan has over 15 years of experience in financial services, primarily in financial crime and risk management.