Allwyn UK Appoints Robert Chvátal to the Position of Interim CEO

Allwyn, the global lottery operator, has named Robert Chvátal who will be the Interim CEO of Allwyn UK following the departure of David Craven, the outgoing CEO.

Chvátal, who is already part of the company’s senior leadership, has made the internal move from his old position as the Allwyn Group CEO.

This is an important period for Allwyn because it is due to commence running the UK National Lottery in February, following its successful bid last year to become the next operator.

Senior management at Allwyn was quick to acknowledge the key role Craven played, making Allwyn the fourth UK Lottery operator. Plus, he helped steer the operator through several legal challenges, especially from Camelot, the current lottery operator. These problems were effectively removed when Allwyn agreed to purchase Camelot.

Related: Allwyn agreement to buy UK National Lottery operator Camelot

My appointment makes clear the full commitment of the Allwyn Group to the success of the UK National Lottery. We are immensely proud of having been entrusted with the stewardship of this national institution as the operator for the ten years of the Fourth Licence. We will bring the full force of the group to ensure a successful transition from the Third Licence. I look forward to working with our UK team and partners, along with colleagues from throughout the Allwyn Group, to deliver on our commitment to a bigger, better, and safer National Lottery.

Robert ChvátalInterim CEO of Allwyn UK

Following his departure from the company, Craven commented that he was proud to have led Allwyn to a successful bid to run the National Lottery. He said the transition period between Lottery operators required a different leadership approach and therefore felt this was the right time to step down.

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