GVC Holdings’ Australian Business has appointed a new chief executive, Dean Shannon. After Jason Scott vacated the position, the company needed a new chief executive and Dean Shannon may be just that. He will lead both Ladbrokes Australia and Neds. He was already involved in both companies before coming to GVC. Shannon served as Ladbrokes CEO from 2013 to 2017 and sold Neds to GVC in 2018 for a sum of AUD$95m.
GVC chief executive Kenneth Alexander said:
“We are delighted to announce Dean’s appointment. He is a highly dynamic, experienced leader with the entrepreneurial skills that will drive our Australian business to even greater success in the future. I’d also like to put on record my thanks to Jason Scott for the job he has done in establishing the Group as a market leader in Australia.”
“I am truly excited to be leading GVC’s Australian businesses,” Shannon said. “I believe that in Ladbrokes and Neds we have two of the leading brands in the market, and backed by our proprietary technology and highly talented team, we are very well placed for growth.”