Sam Allanson appointed CFO of Rank Interactive

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The Rank Group has today announced that Sam Allanson will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer, Rank Interactive, taking up his role later this year.

Sam joins from Entain where he is currently the Commercial Finance Director, responsible for delivering value-adding financial initiatives across the Group. Sam joined Entain in June 2017, following the merger between Ladbrokes and Coral and prior to the acquisition by GVC, where he was Commercial Finance Director at Ladbrokes. Before Ladbrokes, Sam held Senior Finance positions at Sky plc.

Sam will continue to be based in Gibraltar and will report to Rank Group CFO, Richard Harris. Earlier this summer, Rank announced the appointment of Andrew Peat who is joining the Interactive team as Managing Director. Rank Interactive is Rank’s UK-facing digital business.

Richard Harris said: “I am delighted to welcome Sam as we continue to grow our Interactive business. His experience in consumer-facing businesses, particularly in betting and gaming, will be extremely valuable as we continue to implement our strategy. Building our financial capabilities across the Group is an important cornerstone of Rank’s ambitions to excite and entertain our customers, a vision Sam shares with us.”

Sam Allanson said: “Rank Interactive is one of the most exciting places to be right now in the betting and gaming industry, as the business continues to grow and play a larger part in the success of the overall Group. 

Drawing from my previous experience in the sector, I look forward to contributing to Rank Interactive’s ongoing success and to support the finance team in delivering the ambitious plans that Rank has for its digital growth. I am excited to be part of a senior management team with such a clear vision for growth.”