ESSA Betting integrity body has recently announced that Heike Mayer of GVC Holdings, is to succeed Mike O’Kane as its chairperson, who will be stepping down after his recent retirement form the firm Ladbrokes.
Mayer recently stated: “I would like to thank Mike for all his hard work over the last five years. He has done a great job in repositioning the association and has been an influential and vocal advocate of ESSA members and the sector in general.”
ESSA is strengthening its board of directors by adding Betway’s Jon Russell and David Foster of Paddy Power Betfair.
Khalid Ali, ESSA’s secretary general stated: “This expansion of the board reflects a desire to ensure that we are best placed to represent the increasing membership of the association and to be in a position to meet the ongoing challenges facing the sports betting sector.”