Mr Ray BATES, Honorary President EL President
1995 - 2001 and Former National Lottery Director AnPost
April 20 2008 -- Ray Bates was the public
face of the National Lottery for the best part of two decades, joining the An
Post subsidiary in 1987 after the initial chief executive, John Fitzpatrick,
retired and steering its fortunes until June 2006. Since his retirement, he has
been a consultant to the National Lottery and is currently almost two years
into a three-year contract there. While in the top job at the National Lottery,
Ray oversaw the launch of the weekly lotto games.
Ray is now "big in
Greece'' where he is a consultant to the National Lottery there. He is also an adviser
to Camelot, operators of the UK lottery
and to the Swiss Lottery. The National
Lottery in Ireland is highly regarded around Europe, he says.
Ray says he
is now enjoying his retirement. "A friend mentioned a role I could take on
recently and I stopped him, saying 'that sounds awfully like a job','' he
Expect him to be busy if UK proposals to hold a world
lottery get off the drawing board.
He was president of the
European State Lottery Association (EL) for
six years, and served on the board of the World
Lottery Association (WLA) for four years. During his time with the lottery,
Ray was invited to advise the highest authorities on lottery affairs in many
jurisdictions, including UK, South Africa, Ukraine, Sweden, Estonia and Malta.
Ray Bates Wins World Lottery Award
Ireland (November 7, 2008) -- Ray Bates, former head of the National Lottery,
has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at a global lottery industry
conference in Greece..................Subscribers
Ray Bates to Leave Ireland's National
IRELAND (October 25, 2005) -- The Chairman of An
Post National Lottery Company, Donal Curtin, announced today that National
Lottery Director, Ray Bates, will leave the National Lottery in early 2006.
After 40 years of public service, almost half of
National Lottery Director Resigning
Ireland (October 25, 2005) Irelands National Lottery Director, Ray
Bates, will leave the National Lottery in early 2006 after almost 20 years, the
Lottery's Chairman, Donal Curtin ....................Subscribers