France’s national lottery operator, La Française des Jeux (FDJ Group) has announced that Andy Wright is to replace Simon Trim as chief executive of its Sporting Group subsidiary.
Sporting Group operates B2C spread betting brand Sporting Index, as well as providing odds, trading, software and risk management services through its B2B operation Sporting Solutions.
Trim is stepping down after 5 years as chief executive, and a total of 23 years at the company, after overseeing the integration of Sporting Group into FDJ Group after its acquisition in June 2019.
Wright will step into the role of chief executive after his most recent position leading Tabcorp’s wagering arm in Australia, having previously worked as group trading director for Ladbrokes’ executive leadership team.
Trim will stay on with the company for several months in the role of special advisor to the CEO, in order to ensure a smooth transition of the company’s leadership, and bring certain growth initiatives further forwar..