UK National Lottery operator Camelot has appointed chief financial officer Clare Swindell to its board of directors.

Swindell joins chief executive Nigel Railton as the second executive director to sit on the company’s board.

Swindell joined Camelot in May 2017 from dunnhumby, where she was group CFO for three years. Prior to dunnhumby, Swindell had a successful career at Tesco, with over 17 years in both finance and operational roles, including positions in strategy and commercial, CFO for and group audit director.

“I am delighted to welcome Clare to the Camelot board,” said Camelot chairman Sir Hugh Robertson. “Since joining Camelot just over two years ago, Clare’s wide-ranging operational experience, as well as her extensive knowledge of strategic finance and internal control processes, has added great value to the business.

“This appointment recognises Clare’s seniority and contribution, and while her role and responsibilities as CFO will remain unchanged, she will be taking on additional and important statutory duties and obligations. The rest of the board and I very much look forward to working with Clare in this enhanced capacity.”