Light & Wonder (L&W) appointed Matt Wilson as its full-time CEO, while Siobhan Lane will be the new CEO of gaming.
Wilson has been acting CEO of the group since August, following the departure of Barry Cottle. He was previously CEO of the gaming business.
“The Board of Directors unanimously determined that Matt is the right choice to lead Light & Wonder’s next chapter given his impressive track record, extensive industry experience and his pivotal role in transforming our business,” said Jamie Odell, executive chair. “Matt has demonstrated impressive leadership, strategic vision and a passion for our business. He fully embodies the Light & Wonder culture rooted in embracing innovation, a player-first mentality and a deep commitment to performing and winning as a team.”
Head of L&W gaming
Siobhan Lane joined the company in 2020 and has been working as a senior vice president and chief commercial officer of gaming.
“Siobhan has been critical to our efforts to reposition the business and is one of the most strategic and capable leaders I have had the pleasure of working alongside,” Wilson said. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Siobhan in this new role and am confident that under her leadership, our Gaming business is well-positioned for continued growth.”
Both Wilson and Lane worked for Aristocrat before joining L&W, which was previously known as Scientific Games.
The company has recently undergone a major strategic review as it seeks to boost its digital business. It has sold its lottery and sports betting arms and says its goal is to become the leading cross platform gaming company.
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