Today, the operators of the UK National Lottery, Camelot Group, announced that the Chief Executive Officer Andy Duncan is to part ways with the company after spending almost six years with Camelot.
As revealed by the company itself, the UK operations of Camelot are to be taken over by the Chief Executive Officer of Camelot Global – Nigel Railton, who will be the one to occupy the position of Mr. Duncan over the transitional period. At that time the company’s board would consider the options for appointing a permanent successor on top of the operator.
The news was confirmed by Andy Duncan, who expressed his gratitude to the company for letting him lead the UK operations of Camelot and the National Lotary. He said it was a great privilege for him to be on top of the operator and highlighted the fact that the total returns to good causes over his tenure jumped to more than £10 billion. This is a 25% increase in comparison to the six years preceding his presence on top of the company.
Under Mr. Duncan’s lead, Camelot became more oriented towards distributing money to society for good causes, aimed at changing the lives of the locals. That was exactly why Mr. Duncan shared that according to him, the charitable presence of the National Lottery has never been stronger. He also added that creating a millionaire almost every day was a great thing, but the thing that more than £30 million of the company’s revenues were returned to people through good causes on a weekly basis was even greater.
The participation of the National Lottery in various good causes is not the only campaign the Camelot brand was involved in. At the time of Mr. Duncan’s tenure, the company has also started a special major innovations programme, which was aimed at supporting digital operations expansion. Currently, there are over 10 million registered online players who generate about £1.50 billion of the annual sales of Camelot, making the brand the largest digital lottery on a global scale.
The real estate of the National Lottery has also increased from 29,000 to 46,000. What is more, the company has had a major part in the EuroMillions‘ brand progress as the largest lottery game worldwide.
Mr. Duncan and Mr. Railton are set to work together over the transitional period, in order to make sure that the management change will be smooth. In addition, Mr. Duncan is to continue representing the UK operations of Camelot on the committees of the World Lottery Association, the European Lotteries Association and the EuroMillions Lottery Operations Board until the summer of 2017.
At the time when Mr. Duncan’s departure was announced, the Chairman of Camelot Jo Taylor thanked him for the devotion and efforts spent to achieve a tremendous progress for the National Lottery.