Allwyn to appoint Justin King as Chair upon conclusion of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition

Allwyn (UK) is pleased to confirm its plan to appoint Justin King as Chair to lead its lottery operations upon successful conclusion of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition.

Allwyn (UK) is pleased to confirm its plan to appoint Justin King as Chair to lead its lottery operations upon successful conclusion of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition. The role, which is contingent on Allwyn being selected by The Gambling Commission as the preferred operator, will see him take immediate responsibilities for ensuring the seamless transition from the current operator of The National Lottery to Allwyn.

 

Commenting on the announcement, Sir Keith Mills, Chair of Allwyn’s bid, said, “Justin has an impressive track record of delivering transformative change at large organisations, including his time at Sainsbury’s where he revitalised the supermarket giant. His knowledge of the British retail sector and keen interest in rejuvenating the British high street will be of particular importance to The National Lottery’s retail network.  Through his role on Allwyn’s Advisory Board, Justin has been pivotal over the course of our application; his appointment as Chair, should we be selected, is a natural evolution, playing to his strengths and further enhancing our credentials.”

 

Justin King said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team over the last two years, putting together a game changing application and transition plan. Allwyn has an impressive track record of making lotteries better and we have a world class team of sector specialists, backed by Allwyn’s extensive network of European lottery expertise.  It would be an honour to lead Allwyn as operator of the National Lottery, playing our part in guiding this treasured institution into a new era.”

 

ENDS

 

For further information, please contact:

Trafalgar Strategy

+44 (0) 207 043 1308

info@trafalgar-strategy.co.uk

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