Meet eCOGRA's New CEO Will Shuckburgh, and Shaun McCallaghan, Senior Director

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eCOGRA, a leading Testing, Inspection, and Certification company in the iGaming industry, has recently announced significant changes to its leadership structure. These changes come amid a period of remarkable international growth and expansion for the company.

Appointment of Will Shuckburgh as Group CEO

One of the key announcements is the appointment of Will Shuckburgh to the newly created role of Group CEO, effective from July 1, 2024. Will brings with him a wealth of experience in leading customer-focused businesses through periods of high growth and global expansion.

’’ Following a period of outstanding international growth, which has seen eCOGRA expand to 39 jurisdictional approvals, including most recently Peru and Brazil, as well as establish new offices in Europe and the US,’’

Will joined eCOGRA in January 2024 and has since demonstrated a strong track record in strategic management and achieving profitable growth across diverse markets. His previous roles, including Managing Director at Nectar and Executive Vice President & Chief Membership Officer at Rakuten, have equipped him with valuable insights and strategies to drive eCOGRA forward.

Shaun McCallaghan, who has been a cornerstone of group's success for 16 years, will transition to the role of Senior Director, Operations, and Regulatory Affairs. Shaun's dedication to client service, regulatory compliance, and expanding eCOGRA's global footprint has been instrumental in the company's growth and success.

With these leadership changes, eCOGRA reaffirms its plans to deliver high-quality and reliable services to its clients. Both Will Shuckburgh and Shaun McCallaghan bring unique expertise and perspectives that will further enhance eCOGRA's position as a trusted partner in the iGaming industry.

Strategic Vision and Growth Opportunities

Under Will Shuckburgh's leadership, eCOGRA aims to continue its strategic growth initiatives, including expanding into new jurisdictions and enhancing its service offerings. The company's focus on innovation, client satisfaction, and regulatory compliance will remain paramount as it navigates the dynamic landscape of the iGaming industry.

The supervision changes at the company mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the company. With a strong leadership team in place and a clear strategic vision, eCOGRA is well-positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities and continue delivering excellence in testing, inspection, and certification services to the iGaming community.

Mark Brooker, the Group Chairman, expressed confidence in the transition, stating, "Will's appointment brings fresh energy, insight and strategic vision, aligning perfectly with eCOGRA's commitment to excellence across each of its markets. The changes also reflect eCOGRA's commitment to stability and innovation, with Shaun continuing to play a key role in the Company's future success through his new role of Senior Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs."

David Cowan, representing the majority shareholder Hanover Investors, commented "This transition signifies a natural evolution in eCOGRA's leadership landscape in response to the strong growth of the business. Shaun's transition enables a more hands-on approach to delivery, ensuring eCOGRA's expansion maintains the highest standards of service to positively elevate the client journey. Meanwhile, Will Shuckburgh, is a seasoned high-growth CEO with an impressive track record, who brings visionary leadership and transformative abilities to the business. Known for identifying and capitalizing on emerging opportunities, Will's focus on fostering a culture of collaboration, and continuous improvement will elevate eCOGRA's global presence. Together Will and Shaun will maintain our steadfast commitment to excellence and have the full support of the Board and the Shareholders."


''Will Shuckburgh appointed as Group CEO, and Shaun McCallaghan to assume new role of Senior Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs.'', May 13, 2024.

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