Scientific recruits former Bally CEO

Scientific recruits former Bally CEO

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has extended its recruitment of former Bally Technologies employees by appointing Richard Haddrill as executive vice-chairman.

Scientific Games, which completed its $3.3 billion (€2.65bn) takeover of Bally last month, is run by president and chief executive Gavin Isaacs, who was chief operating officer at Bally until earlier this year. Haddrill, former chief executive of Bally, has been elected to Scientific’s board of directors.   

In his role as executive vice-chairman and a member of the board's executive and finance committee, Scientific said that Haddrill will focus on assisting the company in realising its business and financial objectives in connection with the integration of Bally. Haddrill will also focus on new business development, as well as providing general strategic guidance to Scientific Games' management.

“Richard is an extraordinary executive who led Bally to record profits and revenues and has a deep background in growing high-performing companies,” Isaacs said.

Haddrill has twice held the chief executive post at Bally, having served from 2004 to 2012, and then since May 2014, when he oversaw its takeover after replacing Ramesh Srinivasan.

Scientific has also confirmed the appointment of Judge Gabrielle McDonald as a director.

McDonald is a former US District Court judge and has served as a Social Counsel on Human Rights to international resources company Freeport-McMoRan since 1999.

“Gabrielle has an internationally-renowned record for integrity and fairness, as well as a deep background in law, compliance and international business," Isaacs added.

"Richard and Gabrielle are strong additions to our already outstanding board."

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