Betting data and broadcast solutions provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has named long-serving Ladbrokes executive Dominic Matthews as its first chief operating officer.

Matthews has left Ladbrokes after 26 years to take on the newly-created role at SIS, joining his former colleague Richard Ames, who was named SIS chief executive in June.

Matthews held a number of senior positions during his tenure with Ladbrokes, most recently serving as commercial projects and retail operations director.

His new role will see Matthews take charge of all operational and commercial teams across the SIS business, managing the supplier's strategic direction and the efficiency of its day-to-day activities.

"Dominic's appointment to our senior management team is a major coup for SIS and I'm delighted to welcome him to the company," Ames said of Matthews' appointment. "He brings a wealth of experience to the role having been an integral part of the betting industry for so many years.

"After working with him during my time at Ladbrokes, I know he will prove to be a valuable asset as we look to improve our operations," Ames added. "The newly-created role of COO is one of many changes at SIS recently, but these will allow us to develop a more customer-centric approach and maintain delivery of a very high quality of service."

Matthews, who takes up the new post this month, commented: "I'm thrilled to be joining SIS and look forward to working with one of the industry's most recognised brands. After many years working on the operator side of the industry, I'm excited to be taking on this new challenge. My aim is continue delivering the highest quality service to customers, as well as supporting Richard's new leadership of the business."

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