Published: September 15, 2023

Allwyn announces new leadership team to spearhead delivery of The National Lottery

New Executive will lead the delivery of the Fourth National Lottery Licence

London, UK – Allwyn has announced the new leadership team that will oversee the delivery of the Fourth National Lottery Licence, which begins on 1 February 2024, and the transformation of The National Lottery over the next decade.

Robert Chvàtal, Allwyn CEO who will handover the reins of the UK leadership to Andria Vidler in October, commented: “This is a talented team with deep experience and a strong personal commitment to delivering the very best for communities across the UK through ever greater returns to Good Causes from The National Lottery.  Andria and I look forward to working with them all over the coming years.”

From 1 October 2023, the new Allwyn leadership will be:

  • Chief Executive Officer - Andria Vidler
  • Chief Assurance and Participant Protection Officer – Gaby Heppner-Logan
  • Chief Commercial Officer – Lucy Buckley
  • Interim Chief Data Officer –  Martin Novak
  • Chief Financial Officer – Alan Artz
  • Chief Operating Officer – Chris Lyman
  • Chief People Officer – Sam Sheriff
  • Chief Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer – Alastair Ruxton
  • Chief Technology Officer – Mark Smith
  • General Counsel – Harry Willits
  • Operations Director – Jenny Blogg
  • Operations – Transformation Director – Eddie Bennett
  • Technology – Transformation Director – Paul Lumb

Advisors to 4NL Executive team/3NL leadership representation to support transition and integration:

  • Camelot and 3NL Co-CEOs – Neil Brocklehurst, Clare Swindell

‍The leadership team includes new recruits: Andria Vidler, whose appointment was announced in July; Alan Artz, who joined Allwyn in this summer from William Hill; Chris Lyman who will move from his role as CEO of Lotto New Zealand back to the UK to join Allwyn in October; and Mark Smith, currently Group Chief Technology Officer at ITV who joins in November.

Current Camelot co-CEOs, Neil Brocklehurst and Clare Swindell, are supporting the handover to the incoming Allwyn UK CEO, Andria Vidler before their departure.

Robert Chvàtal added: “I’d like to express my huge thanks to Clare, Neil and all the Camelot leadership team for their sterling work over many years supporting The National Lottery. The National Lottery makes a huge contribution to communities across the UK through the money it generates for Good Causes.  They have a great deal to be proud of.  I wish them all the very best for the future.”,Smith%2C%20currently%20Group%20Chief%20Technology

Allwyn International Q2 2023 Condensed consolidated interim financial statements and MD&A

12 September 2023

Allwyn International a.s. has published on its website the Condensed consolidated interim financial statements and Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for the three months ended 30 June 2023.

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Allwyn appoints Naida Buljugic as Global Chief People and Culture Officer

LUCERNE, Switzerland – 1 September 2023 – Allwyn, a leading multi-national lottery operator, announces the appointment of Naida Buljugic as Allwyn’s first Global Chief People and Culture Officer, effective 1st September 2023.

Naida has been with Allwyn for the last five years as Head of HR at Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries. In her new role, Naida will be responsible for driving Allwyn’s People and Culture strategy globally, leading all organisational and talent development initiatives across Allwyn.

Naida brings a wealth of senior HR experience to the role. Prior to her time at Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries, she spent a number of years at UniCredit Group, including as Head of CEE HR Corporate & Investment Banking and Private Banking in Vienna and Group Head of Executive Development and Talent Management at UniCredit Group in Milan. Before that, she held the SVP role of Group Head of HR for Risk Management, as well as several senior HR roles at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

In her new capacity, Naida will play a critical role in establishing Allwyn’s future people agenda, global initiatives to attract and retain talent, as well as a global culture programme.

Naida Buljugic, Global Chief People and Culture Officer, Allwyn, commented: “I could not be more thrilled to be starting this new chapter with Allwyn and to leverage the experience I gained at Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries to further progress our global People strategy. I have seen Allwyn grow and attract the best talent within the lottery and gaming sector, and I look forward to supporting that talent to thrive and develop at this exciting stage in Allwyn’s journey.”

Robert Chvátal, CEO, Allwyn, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Naida into this new role within Allwyn, where she will be at the forefront of our growth and a positive partner for change across our markets. She has demonstrated terrific leadership during her time at Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries, and in her previous roles at UniCredit and OSCE. This experience, combined with her strong sense of Allwyn’s culture, meant that she was the obvious choice to lead our People and Culture strategy, globally. I look forward to working with her, as we continue to develop world-class talent across our markets for a world-leading lottery.”


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About Allwyn Allwyn is a leading multinational lottery operator. Allwyn builds better lotteries that return more to good causes by focusing on innovation, technology, efficiency and safety across a growing casual gaming entertainment portfolio. The lottery-first approach of focusing on affordable recreational play has earned Allwyn leading market positions with trusted brands across Europe in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Illinois)

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