Nektan Appoints Lucy Buckley As New CEO

Tisha Walden | 11 Oct 2018

Lucy Buckley will be in charge of NektanNektan plc is making leaps and bounds towards becoming a major technology services platform provider in the global iGaming industry, and the company recently announced that it has signed a new Chief Executive Officer to drive its progress forward. Lucy Buckley has officially been appointed the new company chief in charge, and will commence leadership responsibilities on December 3rd, 2018.

Buckley is no newcomer to the industry, and holds a MBA qualification from Cass Business School. What’s more, Nektan’s new woman in charge holds recognitions from Gaming Intelligence as one of their Hot 50’s, as well as being one of Global Gaming Business’ 40 under 40. Buckley has more than a decade’s worth of experience under the belt, having spent the last 8 years at Inspired Entertainment Inc. She spearheaded the company’s Interactive division and has been driving double-digit year-on-year growth for the last three years in a row.

Gary Shaw To Step Down As CEO

Once Buckley steps into the new role come December 3rd, interim Chief Executive Officer Gary Shaw will leave the position, but will continue to serve on the board as Executive Director. Nektan’s board has expressed its heartfelt gratitude towards Shaw, who it has recognised as being the main driving force behind Nektan reaching the significant goal of having become a leading global technological platform for top-quality online casino and  gaming content.

Shaw describes Buckley as being a perfect fit for the role of CEO, thanks to her extensive experience on the international gaming front. Shaw also said that Buckley would be taking over company reins during a very exciting time, and that the hope is that she will continue to build on the existing foundation of the company’s recent successes.

Shaw also confirmed that he would remain involved in the day-to-day growing and development of the company, both as Executive Director as well as shareholder.

Buckley Excited About Prospects

As for Buckley, the new CEO said that she is excited to be joining the team during such a critical time for the overall expansion of the business. She said that she was looking forward to working towards the team’s common goal of becoming a globally recognised leader in online as well as mobile gaming technology and innovation.

Buckley concluded by saying that it was truly exciting to be part of a team that was making headway into new B2B revenue streams as well as becoming active role-players in significant new markets.