Colin Cole-Johnson appointed CEO of Bede Gaming

Bede Gaming has appointed Colin Cole-Johnson as CEO.

Cole-Johnson joins Bede from Entain plc, where he was gaming product director. Bringing with him over 20 years of experience, Cole-Johnson has been a major figure in the online gaming industry with director-level roles at some of the sector’s biggest operators including, Ladbrokes, William Hill and The Rank Group.

Colin Cole-Johnson said: “It’s a proud moment for me.  Bede is a company that I’ve gotten to know well and admire over a significant period, so this is a brilliant opportunity to join and lead a strong team with a proven track record.  Their achievements over recent years speak for themselves and the potential for the future is really exciting.”

Joe Saumarez Smith, chairman, Bede Gaming added: “We are delighted that Colin has agreed to become CEO of Bede. He is an industry leading executive with a proven track record at some of the biggest gaming companies in the world. He already knows Bede’s industry-leading platform from his days as a client and we have no doubt that he will help the company further grow its position as the first-choice gaming platform in regulated markets. On behalf of everyone at Bede Gaming and the Gauselmann Group, I am excited to welcome Colin to the team.”

Cole-Johnson’s new role takes effect from April 4; Bede’s current managing director, Alex Butcher, will become a non-executive director.