NOVOMATIC UK has announced this week that there will be a restructuring of the executive team of its recently acquired Playnation business. Key to the changes are Mark Chapman’s decision to step down from his role as Chief Operating Officer and Adam Hodges’ move to a consultative role, leaving open the position of MD. That will be filled by Peter Davies, currently Commercial Director at NOVOMATIC UK sister brand Gamestec.
Mark, who leaves for personal reasons, will continue to work with Playnation for the remaining six months of his contract, while Adam is to stay on for an unspecified period during which he will act as a consultant to NOVOMATIC UK. Peter will commence his new role as Playnation MD on Monday 9th November.
Acknowledging the personnel changes Zane Mersich, CEO of NOVOMATIC UK, commented: “We would like to express our gratitude to Mark for his part in growing the stature and standing of the Playnation organisation and for his co-operation post-acquisition. He will leave with our best wishes for the future. Furthermore, we are pleased to report that Adam, with his intimate working knowledge of the Playnation business, will stay with us as a consultant.”
On Peter’s appointment, Zane added: “As a consequence of these changes, our plans to recruit a leader for the Playnation business have had to be accelerated somewhat. However, as a group we have a deep pool of talent to draw from and Peter was the obvious choice to take on the role. This is a big challenge for him and a great career move. He has made a significant contribution to the success of the Gamestec brand during his tenure as Commercial Director and we wish him well in his new role.”
In a related move, Gamestec have announced that Lee Jefferson will take up the role of Commercial Director for Gamestec. Lee, currently Account Director has been with Gamestec for four years and has successfully managed a number of high profile accounts and product initiatives.