Updating the market, industry racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed the appointment of Dominic Matthews as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO).
An industry veteran, Matthews joins SIS from FTSE operator Ladbrokes where he served for 26-years in a number of executive positions including most recently Commercial Projects Director and Retail Operations Director.
Taking on the newly created role of COO, Matthews will be charged with delivering the performance of SIS operational and commercial teams. He will be a key stakeholder in the decision-making process of SIS current and future strategies.
Matthews will report directly to Chief Executive Richard Ames, who took over as CEO last month.
“Dominic’s appointment to our senior management team is a major coup for SIS and I’m delighted to welcome him to the company,” commented Ames on the appointment.
“He brings a wealth of experience to the role having been an integral part of the betting industry for so many years. After working with him during my time at Ladbrokes, I know he will prove to be a valuable asset as we look to improve our operations.”
“The newly-created role of COO is one of many changes at SIS recently, but these will allow us to develop a more customer-centric approach and maintain delivery of a very high quality of service.”
Matthews, who is set to start the leadership role this month, said: “I’m thrilled to be joining SIS and look forward to working with one of the industry’s most recognised brands.”
“After many years working on the operator side of the industry, I’m excited to be taking on this new challenge. My aim is continue delivering the highest quality service to customers, as well as supporting Richard’s new leadership of the business.”
As a result of the new appointment, a SIS company restructure sees Commercial Director Paul Witten take on the role of Product Director, recently vacated by Ames. All commercial team members will now report to Sales Director Sandra McWilliams, who joined SIS in May.