Camelot UK’s retail director Duncan Malyon is to join Arla Foods as commercial director

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Malyon joined Camelot as sales director in April 2009 and was responsible for developing and implementing Camelot’s retail strategy and business plans.

He spent two years based in Chicago as senior vice-president North America for Camelot’s sister company, Camelot Global, where he was responsible for leading all elements of Camelot’s lottery business in North America.

When Malyon returned to the UK in 2017, he was appointed retail director and was tasked with delivering the retail elements of Camelot’s wide-ranging strategic review. Since then, the company has committed to investing £20m in a range of initiatives to improve retailer engagement and support – including a significant increase in the number of face-to-face visits made to outlets.

During his time at the company, he has overseen growth in National Lottery retail sales of more than 15% – growing annual in-store sales to over £5bn.

He has also managed the successful expansion of Camelot’s retail estate, taking it from 27,500 outlets to over 45,000 – greatly improving consumer access to The National Lottery across the whole of the UK.

Malyon said: “I’ve loved working at Camelot for the last decade, and I feel confident that I’m leaving the retail team – and the business as a whole – in a great place. I’ll be watching out for Camelot’s successes, which I know will continue well into the future.”

Camelot chief executive, Nigel Railton, added: “Duncan has been instrumental in overseeing the retail components of our strategic plan and has done an excellent job of laying strong, solid foundations to ensure we continue to deliver a first-class experience for National Lottery retail players, as well as for our tens of thousands of retail partners.

“Although we’re all extremely sorry to see him go, this is a fantastic opportunity for Duncan – and is testament to the calibre of talent we have at Camelot.”

Malyon has also held senior and directorial sales and customer service roles at Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods and Molson Coors.