Posted on October 9, 2018 by staff

New CEO at the helm of gaming tech group


Nektan, the international gaming technology platform provider, has appointed Lucy Buckley as chief executive.

Buckley, who will join the company and the board on 3 December 2018, has spent the last eight years at Inspired Entertainment Inc, most recently as vice president of its Interactive division which she set up and ran for the last three years.

Buckley has over a decade of gaming experience and has been recognised in Gaming Intelligence’s ‘Hot 50′ and in the Global Gaming Business ’40 under 40’.

“Lucy’s extensive international gaming experience is an excellent fit for the role as Nektan’s CEO,” said Gary Shaw, the company’s interim chief executive.

After Buckley’s appointment, Shaw will continue as an executive director.

He added: “Lucy will help to build on our most recent successes, as we continue to win new contracts and deliver additional revenue streams.

“I will remain very much involved in the business both as a shareholder and as an Executive Director. We very much look forward to welcoming Lucy to Nektan at this exciting time for the business.”

Buckley said she is joining Nektan at a “pivotal point” in the company’s growth.

“Nektan’s player-focused technology and services have been proven in the European casino market, and the company is making significant headway into new B2B revenue streams and additional markets,” she said.

“I look forward to working with the team to accelerate the next phase of growth, making Nektan a global leader in online and mobile gaming innovation.”