Allwyn has announced the appointment of Mark Hughes as its new chief security officer to lead all areas of security for the UK National Lottery.
Hughes, who will sit on Allwyn’s executive leadership team, will start at Allwyn on January 15, ahead of February 1 when Allwyn will take over the operation of the National Lottery.
His role will include information security, game platform security and physical security. He joins from Smart DCC, the organisation responsible for the secure and interoperable communication network that supports the rollout of smart meters across the UK.
Andria Vidler, Allwyn’s UK CEO, said: “Preserving the security of the National Lottery at all times is of critical importance, including as we roll out our ambitious plans for the transformation of the lottery so that it becomes more modern, digital and engaging for players. I’m delighted to welcome Mark to our team.”
Hughes said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Allwyn and being part of the next chapter in the journey of the National Lottery. Working for an organisation that literally makes dreams come true and contributes to good causes is a huge privilege and I can’t wait to get started.”