Microgaming has announced a ‘changing of the guard’ as long-term executive John Coleman has chosen to end his tenure as Chief Executive of the online casino games and software supplier.
Coleman will be succeeded by Microgaming Chief Operations Officer (COO) Andrew Clucas who has been elected to serve as inbound CEO.
A stalwart of Microgaming’s executive leadership team, Coleman had served as Group CFO of the Isle of Man gambling firm from 2004-to-2018.
He was appointed as Group CEO of Microgaming in 2018, as an internal promotion following the departure of Roger Raatgever.
“John has driven Microgaming’s strategy and vision diversified its product offering, and elevated its position in the global gaming market. An open and empathic leader, John has placed employee wellbeing, safer gambling and corporate social responsibility at the forefront of his decision-making,” Microgaming detailed in its statement.
The appointment of Andrew Clucas as new CEO sees the group continue its long-standing tradition of internal promotion for leadership successions.
Microgaming noted Clucas’ proven experience and leadership qualities having served in executive positions across all products and services of its business portfolio.
“I am honoured to have led Microgaming as CEO – such an incredible business and people. After 17 years at the company, this is a natural time for me personally to embark on the next adventure,” Coleman commented on his departure.
“Microgaming has a strong leadership structure in place and an exciting future ahead, and I am delighted to announce Andrew Clucas as my successor. Andy is a brilliant colleague, friend and leader, and I have every confidence that he will steer Microgaming to new success.”