ECA Secretary General Philip Easthill announces departure after years of strong growth

The ECA’s Secretary-General Philip Easthill announced his departure from 1 September. He successfully led the association for the last three years and worked towards strengthening the positioning of the ECA in Brussels and beyond and ensuring the association’s commitment to key sector issues such as tackling illegal gambling, anti-money laundering and Corporate Social Responsibility. He also played an important role in improving the perception of the licensed land-based casino industry. Mr Easthill will pursue his career as Secretary General of the European Boating Industry, a position he starts immediately.

Per Jaldung, Chairman of the ECA, commented “During his time at the ECA, Mr Easthill showed high levels of professionalism bringing the interests of ECA’s members and partners forward with commitment and dedication, achieving our goals and positioning the association as a key stakeholder. He leaves the ECA in a very strong position for future growth. While he will be missed, we believe that he will be a true asset for the European Boating Industry. We now look forward to advancing the good work and further defending and promoting the interests of our sector”.

The ECA wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr Easthill and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

The ECA has now implemented a new structure for its Secretariat. Ms Veronika Tisold will act as Executive Director with the support of Hermann Pamminger as Senior Advisor, who has a longstanding experience in the industry. For any questions during the transition period, please do not hesitate to reach out to the ECA Secretariat at .