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Andy Wright appointed as Sporting Group CEO

FDJ Group has announced the appointment of Andy Wright as the new Sporting Group CEO; the change sees Simon Trim step down from the same role.

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Andy Wright has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles across different jurisdictions within the gambling sector.

Most recently, Wright led TabCorp’s Wagering arm in Australia and before this, he worked as a Group Trading Director for the Ladbrokes Executive Leadership team.

Wright said: “I am delighted to join Sporting Group at this exciting period of its evolution. I have admired its excellence of pricing, trading and risk management for many years, and how it has leveraged this capability and the Sporting Index brand awareness to expand its B2B operation with Sporting Solutions across the globe.”

Wright will now replace Simon Trim, who has been group CEO for the last five years.

Trim worked for the Sporting Group for 23 years and recently oversaw the company's successful integration into FDJ Group in 2019.

The executive will now take on the role of Special Advisor to the CEO, to support a "seamless transition of the company's leadership"; the group adds that Trim will also help provide strategic growth initiatives for the company. 

FDJ Group Executive VP, Xavier Etienne, added: “I would like to thank Simon Trim for his dedication and stewardship over the years and the achievements of Sporting Group until today, building strong brands and making an impact on its markets. FDJ Group respects his decision and believes leading a business such as Sporting Group, with its exciting plans for the future, requires strong experience in the industry.

“Andy Wright has a unique blend of skills in many relevant areas for Sporting Group and FDJ Group. Along with his operational capabilities and recognised leadership, he is the perfect fit for us to further enhance the execution of our strategy.”

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