PointsBet technology chief to be replaced alongside appointment of new Australia CEO

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PointsBet has today (1 June) announced changes to its global leadership team including the appointment of a new group chief technology officer and Australian CEO.

Dr Jerry Bowskill will join the organisation on 18 July as global chief technology officer, taking over responsibilities from Manjit Gombra-Singh, formerly president of product and technology, who transitions into a non-executive director for the firm effective today.

Singh joined the company in 2019 having previously acted as CTO and executive vice president of Aristocrat.

PointsBet chairman Brett Paton commented that Singh “has made a significant contribution to our technology and cyber security capabilities, increasing the speed and reliability of our product offerings and spearheading our technology strategy, including the development of our iGaming vertical. 

“Given his industry experience and leadership skills, I have no doubt that Manjit will continue to make a valuable contribution to the board.”

Singh’s replacement Jerry Bowskill joins the business from asset management firm Capital International Group, where he serves as executive director and CTO. Previously, Bowskill held CTO positions at both The Stars Group and Scientific Games subsidiary SG Interactive.

PointsBet chairman Brett Paton : “Given his industry experience and leadership skills, I have no doubt that Manjit will continue to make a valuable contribution to the board.”

Bowskill has also held senior roles at Playtech, Gaming Technologies Solutions and Partis Solutions.

Commenting on the appointment of Dr Bowskill, PointsBet Group CEO Sam Swanell said: “We are very pleased that a senior executive of Jerry’s quality and experience is joining PointsBet. 

“Jerry has a wealth of gaming technology experience across numerous organisations and brings key leadership and technology capabilities to the global business as we continue to drive our technology strategy forward.”

Bowskill added: “I am delighted to be joining Sam and the leadership team. PointsBet have invested in building a talented delivery organisation that uses modern technologies to create great products. I am greatly looking forward to helping accelerate the pace of product innovation and business scale across multiple jurisdictions.”

In addition to changes at the top of PointsBet’s technology team, the firm has also announced the appointment of Andrew Catterall as its Australian CEO, effective as of 4 July.

Incoming PointsBet CTO Jerry Bowskill: “I am greatly looking forward to helping accelerate the pace of product innovation and business scale across multiple jurisdictions.”

Catterall is the former CEO of Racing.com, where PointsBet said he led the business through a major transformation in broadcasting, digital media, rights acquisition, audience development and commercial growth. Prior to Racing.com, Mr Catterall held senior leadership positions at Racing Victoria and the Australian Football League (AFL).

Commenting on Catterall’s appointment, Sam Swanell said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Catterall, who joins our business with a track record of end-to-end commercial and strategy leadership experience at the AFL, RVL and Racing.com and has been involved in some of the most significant transformations and growth agendas in sports entertainment in Australia.

“As the Australian business heads towards our third consecutive year of impressive growth and EBITDA profitability, Andrew has been provided a mandate to continue this growth and to seek out important strategic opportunities which can strengthen the business”.

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Conor Mulheir

Conor entered the gaming industry in 2018 producing high-level live event content for audiences in London, Amsterdam and São Paulo. From 2020, he went on to report news and commission exclusive content for various gaming media brands before joining iGaming NEXT as editor in January 2022.

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