Aristocrat is restructuring its management worldwide in the wake of the departure of the head of its Americas business.
The New South Wales-based, ASX-listed slots and systems giant is searching for a chief operating officer to oversee the group’s sales and marketing globally. Management in Australia and New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and EMEA will report to the COO, who will be based in Las Vegas and will also manage the Americas business, which had been presided over by Atul Bali as president.
The goal, the company said, is to “ensure the Group derives maximum benefit in the marketplace from its strong new product portfolios, as a natural step in the progression of its product-led strategy.”
The new position is expected to be filled by the middle of the year, Aristocrat said, “at the conclusion of a rigorous global search”.
Mr Bali, who is leaving the end of March, will be replaced on an interim basis by Chief Product Officer Rich Schneider.
“I would like to acknowledge Atul Bali’s leadership and contribution during his time at Aristocrat, particularly in supporting our product strategy and helping to guide our growth in digital gaming,” CEO and Managing Director Jamie Odell.