Former New Zealand Lotteries CTO Appointed Head of WLA Sales by GTECH G2

Wayne Pickup to develop partnerships with state-run lotteries

g2-pickup-160.jpg23 September 2010 (London, UK) — Wayne Pickup has joined the GTECH G2 Commercial team as the Head of WLA Sales. He will be responsible for developing relationships with prospective WLA (World Lottery Association) member clients and helping GTECH G2, the interactive division of global lottery industry supplier GTECH, deliver igaming products to state-run lotteries around the world.

For the past 3 years Wayne has been responsible for managing the Australian and New Zealand markets for GTECH. This included playing a pivotal role in GTECH’s bid for the sale of NSW Lotteries.

Prior to joining GTECH Mr. Pickup was the CTO of New Zealand Lotteries where he gained extensive hands-on experience in managing lottery operations, including the conversion of gaming systems and implementation of an internet gaming system.

Wayne has previously worked in Europe while he was with EssNet and has experience working with a number of European lotteries as well.

“Wayne is well respected within the industry,” said William Scott, GTECH G2 Group Commercial Director. “He brings to the role a credible track record of operational execution and he has demonstrated the ability to develop strong customer relationships over time.”

GTECH G2 is the only interactive gaming software and services provider that can supply a complete end-to-end solution including lottery, poker, sports betting, bingo, casino, skill games, instant games and back office systems to commercial and state-run operators.


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