The Canadian online gambling software provider Chartwell Technology Inc. has announced the return to the ranks as Chief Executive Officer of Lee Richardson. The experienced online gambling industry executive left his position as CEO of Chartwell Games in 2007, and returns to oversee the expanded international operations of Chartwell Games International Limited , including wider client services and operations, marketing, sales and business development functions.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Lee back to the Chartwell team” said Dave Acorn, Chief Operating Officer of Chartwell Technology Inc.
“As we focus on the rollout of our new products and expanded client services, Lee’s extensive industry background, solid reputation and proven leadership skills will be a tremendous asset in building Chartwell's presence and will help develop new market areas for our unique business model and technology. He will also provide proven leadership to all our international staff in Malta, London and Singapore. With our expanded European presence we will now be able to fully utilize Lee’s skills and experience.”
Richardson said he was very excited to be rejoining Chartwell at an important stage in its expansion. "This is a fast-moving industry, and I intend to see that Chartwell, with its first-class people, products and services, gets more than its share of that growth.”
Richardson holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing. His extensive industry experience includes his previous positions as Chief Operating Officer of Coral Eurobet, Managing Director of Totalbet.com, Managing Director of Tote Direct and Marketing Director of the British Horseracing Board.
He will report to directly to Dave Acorn, and will be based in Europe.
Richardson replaces Jim Godsell, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities after two years in the post.