Tatts Group Loses Two Senior Executives
Leading Australian wagering and lotteries operator, Tatts Group, will be seeing some major changes to its senior management team in the coming months. The company has announced the coming departure of two of their senior executives – chief financial officer Neale O’Connell and chief operating officer of wagering Barrie Fletton.
O’Connell has held the position of chief financial officer for three years and was with the company for a total of 12 years, starting his career in Melbourne when the company was based there. He will be leaving Tatts to return from Brisbane to his home-town of Melbourne where he plans to take up a position in the unrelated industry of petrol retailer United Petroleum where he will take up the position of chief financial officer.
“It is disappointing to see Neale leave as he has been a key member of my executive team over the last three years; however, I understand completely the attraction of returning to Melbourne with his family,” announced Robbie Cooke, managing director and chief executive of Tatts.
“We are fortunate, thanks in no small way to Neale’s efforts, to have a very strong and capable finance team in place coupled with five months to identify a successor to ensure a seamless transition.”
Fletton, who has been with the Tatts Group for the past 24 years, has announced his retirement and will be leaving the position of chief operating officer of the company’s wagering division, taking effect from November 2016.
A successor has already been announced for Fletton, with the position to be taken up by Brendan Parnell who will be moving over from rival, Tabcorp where he worked as the managing director of their International division and before that, as their chief operating officer, media and international.
March 27, 2017