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Camelot bets on international growth as CEO Dianne Thompson retires


By John Glenday | Reporter

April 30, 2014 | 2 min read

Camelot Group has announced it is to initiate a restructuring exercise which will split it into two separate entities, following the retirement of its CEO of the past 14 years, Dianne Thompson CBE.

The reorganisation of the lottery operator will see Andy Duncan head the core UK business whilst Nigel Railton takes the helm at Camelot’s global division as the group seeks to diversify its international portfolio.

Camelot chairman Lee Sienna, commented: "Dianne Thompson's contribution to Camelot and the worldwide lottery sector has been immense. Under her leadership, the UK National Lottery has gone from strength to strength - with long-term sales growth of over 35% and more than £21 billion raised for National Lottery Good Causes during her time as Chief Executive. She leaves a lasting legacy, with the group in the best possible position to build on her achievements.”

Thompson added: "Having successfully broken into the fiercely-competitive global lotteries market, the group is also on a great footing to fulfil its long-term international growth aspirations.”

Below, Camelot's commercial director, Richard Bateson discusses the role mobile is playing for marketers while judging this year's The Drum Marketing Awards, which will be announced on 8 May.

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