Allwyn has confirmed that Robert Chvátal, currently Allwyn Group CEO, has been appointed to the role of Interim CEO of Allwyn UK to drive on the Transition towards the start of the Fourth Licence of The National Lottery in the UK which begins on 1 February 2024. David Craven has left the company.
Justin King, Chairman of Allwyn UK, said: “I would like to thank David for his significant contribution since he joined us in July 2021. He led the team that won the bid to operate the Fourth Licence and has guided it whilst the various legal challenges have been addressed, since we were awarded Preferred Applicant status in March 2022. He leaves with our thanks for a job well done.”
Robert Chvátal, Interim CEO of Allwyn UK, said: “My appointment makes clear the full commitment of the Allwyn Group to the success of the UK National Lottery. We are immensely proud of having been entrusted with the stewardship of this national institution as the operator for the ten years of the Fourth Licence. We will bring the full force of the group to ensure a successful transition from the Third Licence. I look forward to working with our UK team and partners, along with colleagues from throughout the Allwyn Group to deliver on our commitment for a bigger, better and safer National Lottery.”
David Craven said: “I am immensely proud of what the team have delivered and the part I have been able to play over these last two years in leading them. I recognise that the next period requires a different leadership approach, better connected to our group, and the leadership team of the outgoing licensee, Camelot UK Limited, and this is therefore the right time for change.”