London-listed B2B gaming solutions and services provider Nektan has appointed Inspired Entertainment’s Lucy Buckley as its new chief executive.

Buckley will join the company and its board on December 3rd, having spent the past eight years at New York-listed Inspired Entertainment.

She most recently served as vice president of its interactive division, which she set up and ran for the last three years, achieving double digit year-on-year growth.

“I’m excited to be joining Nektan at this pivotal point in the company’s growth,” said Buckley. “Nektan’s player-focused technology and services have been proven in the European casino market, and the company is making significant headway into new B2B revenue streams and additional markets.

“I look forward to working with the team to accelerate the next phase of growth, making Nektan a global leader in online and mobile gaming innovation.”

Nektan noted that Buckley brings with her more than a decade of gaming experience and industry recognition, including her selection as one of Gaming Intelligence’s Hot 50 of 2018.

“We are delighted that Lucy is joining Nektan when we are seeing considerable growth in the business,” said Gary Shaw, who will step down as interim CEO and continue to serve as an executive director. “Lucy’s extensive international gaming experience is an excellent fit for the role as Nektan’s CEO.

“Lucy will help to build on our most recent successes, as we continue to win new contracts and deliver additional revenue streams. I will remain very much involved in the business both as a shareholder and as an executive director. We very much look forward to welcoming Lucy to Nektan at this exciting time for the business.”

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