Allwyn Names Ifor Evans as New Group Chief Technology Officer

Allwyn Entertainment, the multi-national lottery operator, has announced a leadership transition at the business with Ifor Evans being named as the new Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with Tony Khatskevich, who currently holds the position moving to an advisory role to the Board of Directors.

Allwyn names Ifor Evans as the new Group Chief Technology Officer.

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Evans joins Allwyn from Gamesys PLC/Bally’s Corp where he held a similar CTO role at the company since 2019. He has more than two decades of experience in the industry, and in his last position was responsible for developing and maintaining gaming platforms.

Earlier in his career Evans was the CTO for (Southeast Asia) for Lazada, part of the Alibaba Group, where he led a team of more than 400 individuals, overseeing its technology strategy.

In the statement, the Group expressed its gratitude to Tony Khatskevich the outgoing CTO for his contribution to the company for the last six years. Particularly the key role he played in the group securing the winning bid to run the United Kingdom National Lottery.

I am delighted to have been appointed as Group Chief Technology Officer of Allwyn. The company’s commitment to social impact is evident across its global footprint. I look forward to helping the team to develop even better lotteries and new game formats through the power of cutting-edge technology and future thinking.

Ifor EvansCTO at Allwyn Entertainment

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In his new role, Evans has been tasked with utilizing his experience to launch new game formats and introduce advanced technology that will make the business more efficient. They believe his strategic capabilities will help Allwyn produce games that appeal to a wider audience and enhance the growth of the business.

The Allwyn Group says it has big plans for the UK National Lottery including adding more titles to the platform. The business has been enjoying a good trading performance and this is reflected by the strong first quarter results for Allwyn.

We are delighted to welcome Ifor as our new Group Chief Technology Officer to continue enhancing the innovation of the lotteries we operate. Allwyn wants to make its lotteries even more entertaining and attractive to new audiences, and in doing so have even more of a positive impact on society. Ifor is a dynamic business leader who has an excellent track record of delivering technology solutions across the gaming and IT sector. He has exceptional strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness and strong experience in our markets.

Robert ChvátalCEO of Allwyn Entertainment


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