Simon Wykes joins Leisure Electronics and Wexel Gaming

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Sean Young, managing director of Leisure Electronics and Wexel Gaming, has announced the addition of Simon Wykes, the former leader of Gala and Mecca Bingo, to the Board of Directors of both companies in a non-executive capacity.

“The business is undergoing a period of rapid change since we added the fast growing Wexel Gaming digital business to our long established Leisure Electronics business,” said Young. “As the business is growing, we needed more support to assist in the setting of the strategic direction of the business. Simon’s knowledge of the sector and people, experience in digitalising gaming businesses and understanding of the challenges facing the retail sector make him the perfect appointment.”

Commenting on his appointment, Simon Wykes stated: “Whilst I was aware of the Leisure Electronics and Wexel businesses, I have been surprised by the breadth of their offer, the quality of their thinking and the talents of their people. This business is one of the hidden gems in the gaming industry and I am keen to raise its profile and build on people’s understanding of what the business can offer.”

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