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Sisal announces Advisory Board to support lottery application

Sisal has announced its Advisory Board which will support its application for the Fourth UK National Lottery Licence, chaired by Baroness Karren Brady CBE.

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The Italian lottery operator’s Advisory Board includes Crossbench peer, Chair of Social Enterprise UK and Chair & Founder of Collaborate, Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, former Asda CEO and Non-Executive Adviser & Non-Executive Chairman, Andy Clarke, Experienced international operator, Plc and Private Equity Executive, Gary Hughes, UK Creative Industries leader, MT Rainey OBE, and Conservative Peer and former Minister for Culture, Lord Ed Vaizey.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of our Advisory Board,” said Sisal CEO Francesco Durante. “Each member brings unrivalled experience across key areas of industry and society that are central to our strategy and will help us to deliver the best possible solution for The National Lottery.

“We've invested the time to secure the right team and ensured each of their values align with our vision for the future of The National Lottery. Together with our partners, the Advisory Board will add valuable insight and strategic counsel as we approach the final stage of the application.”

The Advisory Board aims to support Sisal with strategic counsel in its application for the licence. The Milan-headquartered company has previously announced its partnership with Barnardo’s and has teamed up with BT as part of its application.

Brady commented: “As an active supporter of several high-profile charities and businesses that make a positive contribution to society, I am delighted to be working with Sisal on its application for the Fourth National Lottery Licence. 

“Our Lottery is a treasured institution that generates substantial funds for good causes across the UK. Sisal's proven track record of managing and growing lotteries in Italy, Turkey and Morocco makes them a strong contender and I look forward to working with them and the rest of the Advisory Board as the application progresses.”

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