Jumbo Interactive Announces Appointment of New Chief Commercial Officer – North America

February 3, 2020 | Vendor News


BRISBANE, Australia — Jumbo Interactive Ltd. (Jumbo), is pleased to announce that Richard Bateson has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer and Head of North America, effective February 1, 2020. Richard will report into Mike Veverka, the Founder and CEO of Jumbo.

Richard has worked in the lottery industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Jumbo Richard worked at Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd. and Camelot Global Services Ltd. in various roles including UK Marketing Director, UK and International Commercial Director – and most recently Senior Vice President International. Richard was also a Board Director of EuroMillions and active in both the European and World Lottery Associations.

Richard, commenting on his new appointment, said “I am delighted to join Jumbo at such an exciting time for the company and the industry. The new Jumbo lottery platform is truly amazing and has tremendous potential in the Americas. I am looking forward to working with Mike and Jumbo’s Executive Team in developing Jumbo’s North American business.

Mike Veverka, responding to the appointment said “Richard has proven over the years his ability to deliver major projects, and business, across B2B and B2C and has the exact skills that Jumbo needs to grow to the next level. I am delighted that Richard will join our Executive Team and develop our North American business.

Richard Bateson will work with Brian Roberts, President North America.

About Jumbo Interactive, Ltd.,

In 2000, Jumbo sold its first lottery ticket on the internet and witnessed a dramatic rise in popularity due to the convenience of buying tickets online. The Company operates the popular website in Australia under agreements with Tabcorp (ASX: TAH). Over the years Jumbo released a series of industry-firsts and innovations including Autoplay, apps for iPhone and Android, Apple watch, Google voice and recently, Lotto Party which promotes social group play. Jumbo has succeeded in targeting a younger and more mobile demographic with mobile now accounting for 75% of all customer interactions.

Since entering the Lottery SaaS (Software as a Service) market with the signing if its first customer in November 2018, Jumbo has been enhancing its leading position in this market with the signing of three customers to date to use its “Powered by Jumbo” lottery software.

The announcement is authorized by the CEO.

SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive, Ltd.

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