PointsBet, the Australian-based sports betting and gaming operator, announced strategic changes to its global leadership team today.
The Company Appoints New Group CTO
As a part of the changes, Manjit Gombra-Singh, who served as the company’s executive director since October 2020, will hold a non-executive director role, effective as of June 1, 2022. It was back in July 2019 when Gombra-Singh initially joined PointsBet as president, product and technology. Before being a part of PointsBet, he was a part of the global gaming technologies provider, Aristocrat Leisure Limited, where he served as chief technology officer and executive vice president.
Another leadership change involves Dr. Jerry Bowskill, who will join PointsBet as group chief technology officer, taking over from Gombra-Singh, effective from July 18, 2022. Dr. Bowskill joins the company after holding leadership positions with Capital International Group, Scientific Games and The Stars Group. Moreover, his professional tenure includes senior leadership roles with Partis Solutions and Playtech.
PointsBet Selects New Australian CEO
The recent leadership change will see PointsBet’s chairman, Brett Paton, transition to a non-executive director role. Speaking about the recent change, Paton acknowledged that Gombra-Singh helped PointsBet reach a new level within the iGaming industry. In conclusion, Paton said that without any doubt, Gombra-Singh will continue to help the company grow.
“Since joining PointsBet as part of the Executive Leadership Team and more recently as Executive Director, Manjit has made a significant contribution to our technology and cyber security capabilities, increasing the speed and reliability of our product offerings and spearheading our technology strategy, including the development of our iGaming vertical.“Brett Paton, non-executive director at PointsBet
The leadership change will see Andrew Catterall join PointsBet as Australian CEO. His appointment will be effective as of July 4, 2022. Most recently, Catterall served as CEO of Racing.com. During his tenure at Racing.com, Catterall spearheaded its transformational and commercial growth. He also has leadership experience as a part of the Australian Football League (AFL) and Racing Victoria.
Sam Swanell, PointsBet’s CEO, Comments on the Topic
Sam Swanell, PointsBet’s CEO, said that it is delighting to see Catterall join the company. He explained that Catterall has a track record and significant experience within the industry. Additionally, Swanell pointed out that Catterall led “some of the most significant transformations and growth agendas in sports entertainment in Australia.”
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Catterall.”Sam Swanell, CEO at PointsBet
Swanell revealed that PointsBet is also pleased to see Bowskill join its leadership team. He outlined that Dr. Bowskill has significant gaming technology experience after holding multiple leadership positions. Sharing his excitement, Bowskill replied that he is delighted to join Swanell and PointsBet’s leadership team. “I am greatly looking forward to helping accelerate the pace of product innovation and business scale across multiple jurisdictions,” he explained in conclusion.