New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier Scientific Games has brought in Robert O'Connor from investment bank Goldman Sachs to serve as its new senior vice president of government affairs.

O'Connor will oversee the supplier's government relations and public affairs, reporting directly to chief executive Kevin Sheehan.

He has been tasked with developing long-term strategies to further raise Scientific Games' profile worldwide, as well as supporting growth opportunities in existing and emerging markets.

"Rob brings nearly three decades of government service and advocacy experience at the global, federal, state and local levels," said Scientific Games chief executive Kevin Sheehan. "We look forward to capitalizing on his leadership, as we continue to grow and prosper in current jurisdictions, as well as expand into newly regulated territories."

Before joining the gaming and lottery giant, O'Connor served as vice president, executive office, government affairs for New York-based investment banking firm Goldman Sachs.

In this role he was responsible for managing political, legislative and regulatory advocacy in the US Senate and US House of Representatives, as well as leading the company's advocacy efforts in New York State, New York City and New Jersey. He was also treasurer of the Goldman Sachs Political Action Committee (GS PAC).

Prior to that, O'Connor served as majority staff director for the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and chief of staff to US Representative Peter King.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed up 4.50 per cent at $45.25 per share in New York Monday.

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