Online lottery products operator Lottoland announced today a new addition to its managerial team with the appointment of former 32Red chief financial officer Jon Hale.
Wealth of Gaming Experience
Jon Hale joins Lottoland as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect, having spent more than 11 years at another Gibraltar-based gaming brand, 32Red, the company’s press release outlined.
“I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Jon as our new Chief Financial Officer. Jon brings with him a wealth of gaming experience and knowledge that we will benefit from as we continue to grow and deliver on our strategy.”Nigel Birrell, CEO, Lottoland
During his more than a decade-long stay at 32Red, Jon Hale was the key personnel behind several corporate transactions, including the company’s £176 million ($249 million) acquisition by Kindred Group in 2017.
Jon Hale, who qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers back in 1998 prior to joining the high roller land-based casino operator Capital Corporation, will be reporting directly to Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Lottoland team and can’t wait to meet everyone and get settled in. Having been based in Gibraltar, I’ve seen first-hand how Lottoland has developed and grown, and I really admire how they have done so in such a short space of time. I look forward to working with Nigel and the team as the Group continues on its growth journey.”Jon Hale, CFO, Lottoland
Co-founder of Property Internet Plc Jon Hale also served as finance director at Sports Café Group, where he was tasked to oversee the growth of the group’s portfolio and the company’s admission to trade its stocks on AIM at the end of 2001.
Lottoland Business Across 4 Continents
Operating from Lottoland headquarters in Gibraltar, Jon Hale will be responsible for all financial aspects of the online lotto business which spans across 4 continents and 11 jurisdictions, among which Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, and Australia.
In April, the online lottery operator announced its mobile app was approved for Google Play Stores in Sweden and Australia, to make the total number of global audiences that have access to the Android version of the app 4.
Also in April, Lottoland expanded the number of its charity partners for the Win-Win Charity Lotto in the UK, adding The Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Association UK and Blue Cross to the list of charities which receive 20p out of every pound bet in the lottery product.