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David Morgan - Founder and CEO

David founded GamblingCompliance in 2006. Previous to this he was chief operating officer at Complinet from 2000 to 2006, overseeing the commercial growth of the business from start up to 200+ employees and appearing in the "Times Tech Fast Track 100" four years in a row. As an industry champion, David brings his experience in driving innovation to create an improved client experience.



Richard Leather - Chief Content Officer

Richard heads up the legal and regulatory team, and ensures that our content continues to provide the insights required for the evolving global challenges that our clients’ face. Previously, he worked for Betclic Everest Group where he was responsible for advising on gambling regulation and risk, managing local licensing initiatives and ensuring the business' compliance with UK gambling regulation. Richard trained with international law firm Eversheds LLP and holds a BA in History from University College London.


Ollie Wood - Chief Commercial Officer

Ollie is responsible for maintaining strong relationships with our existing client base of 250+ clients and ensuring the continuous improvement of services. He devises and executes sales strategies that continue to deliver innovative client solutions, and is tasked with keeping ComplianceOnline at the forefront of the business intelligence industry. Ollie has more than 13 years of business development experience and has a demonstrable track record of success in developing, managing and training sales teams.


James Kilsby - Vice President USA

James is managing director of GamblingCompliance’s Americas office. He has extensive industry experience and has spoken at industry conferences in the U.S., Latin America and Europe, including at the European Parliament in Brussels. A fluent Spanish and Portuguese speaker, James also takes a keen interest in emerging Latin American gambling markets including Mexico and Brazil. James holds an MA in Latin American History and Politics from the University of London.


Andrew Gellatly - Head of Research

Part of the founding management team, Andrew has an extensive background in journalism covering technology, gambling and sport and is a regular Financial Times contributor, including authoring the Financial Times special report on the global gaming industry. Andrew is a regular speaker at industry events and has chaired and presented at gambling conferences worldwide.


Olivia Russell - Head of Marketing

Olivia is responsible for GamblingCompliance’s marketing and communications activities globally. She is passionate about brand and works with various departments across the company to develop a marketing strategy that demonstrates our value to our clients and drives innovation and growth. Olivia has over 10 years of marketing experience and holds a degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Kent.



Max Irwin - Senior Business Development Manager

Max is responsible for driving growth, providing new clients with bespoke GamblingCompliance solutions that fit their business needs. He has more than four years of business development experience and holds a BA in Physical and Sports Science from St Mary’s University.


Gareth Owens - Client Relationship Manager

Gareth is the principal liaison between GamblingCompliance and our international clients, and is on-hand to support our clients’ expectations and ensure that our service provision is of the highest quality. His previous experience includes working as a legal assistant and sales representative. Gareth was awarded an LLB from Bournemouth University in 2014.


Alex McCourt - Business Development Manager

Alex is responsible for providing new clients with bespoke GamblingCompliance solutions to fit their needs as well as ensuring existing clients expectations are met. Additionally, Alex is a key member of our events team, responsible for delivering the annual GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards. Alex has previous sales experience with Hilton Worldwide before joining GamblingCompliance and has a BA in History from the University of Leeds.


Paola Villarreal - Client Relationship Manager

Paola is the Client Relationship Manager in our U.S. office and is responsible for maintaining and strengthening the relationship with North and South American clients. Her fluency in Spanish helps provide the support that our clients in Latin America need. Paola also helps drive and execute new business initiatives and opportunities within the Americas. Paola received her Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


Jon Sheaffer - Client Relationship Manager

Jon is responsible for maintaining and growing our existing client base in the United States. He has more than seven years' experience in sales and account management.


Sonia Candish - Client Success Manager

Sonia manages our Client Success for ComplianceOnline division. Her role includes supporting sales operations, client liaison and training, new product research and development, networking and partnerships, to ensure that our customers are fully satisfied with the services we provide and optimising their performance. Sonia has been working with ComplianceOnline for more than five years and brings experience from various roles, including Business Development Manager and eLearning Sales Manager. Sonia holds an MA (Hons) International Relations and Migration from the Universidad de Cadiz in Spain; BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations with Japanese from the University of Kent and is qualified in PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner.


Daniel Stone - Head of Data Content

Daniel heads up our Data department, coordinating data collection, contributing regular analysis of data trends across the global gambling industry, and leading work on data-orientated research and reports. Daniel takes a particular interest in European online gambling developments and has been quoted in the Financial Times and SNL Financial. Daniel has a First Class honours degree in Economics from Bristol University.


Deborah Lowi - Market Analyst

Deborah is responsible for updating market insights for more than 140 jurisdictions on the GamblingCompliance website. Her market coverage analyses crucial land-based and online gambling sectors in each jurisdiction, drawing insights from the latest published data. Prior to working for GamblingCompliance, Deborah worked as an analyst in the insurance software industry for almost three years. Deborah has a Mathematics Bsc (Hons) degree from the University of Manchester.


Joe Ewens - Managing Editor

Joe manages GamblingCompliance’s daily output of news and analysis, maintaining the company’s high editorial standards and leading the editorial expansion into new and diverse areas of the gambling sector. He has worked as a journalist and editor covering the gambling industry for ten years, with a focus on esports and technology. Joe has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield.


David Altaner - Business Editor

David is the business editor for GamblingCompliance and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, company profiles and reforms. He has been interviewed as an expert on BBC Radio and BBC 5 Live, as well as for the Wall Street Journal. David has degrees in Journalism and English Literature from Syracuse University.


Allegra Lapetina - Senior Legal Analyst

Allegra is a Senior Legal Analyst in the U.S. office. She is responsible for keeping track of legal and regulatory developments in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. She graduated from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and is an admitted member of the Maryland Bar.


Helena Regoli - Senior Legal Analyst

Helena specialises in Data Protection and European Union issues. She was admitted as a lawyer in France and previously worked in a Paris law firm. Helena graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University with two Master’s degrees, and has also completed an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London.


Donata Szabo - Junior Legal and Research Manager

Donata manages GamblingCompliance's team of legal analysts. She specialises in legal and regulatory developments across Europe and Israel. She graduated first in her year from the LLB and holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge. She also completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and was called to the Bar in July 2016. Donata has previous experience in human rights and international law. She previously worked at the European Parliament, the University of Cambridge and Israeli NGO Movement for Quality Government.



Delphine Chen - Legal Analyst

Delphine is a legal analyst for GamblingCompliance and specialises in researching regulatory developments in European and Asian countries. She trained in the tax department of an international law firm in Paris and Hong Kong. She has completed two Master's degrees in Taxation at Panthéon-Sorbonne University and has passed the Paris Bar Examination (C.A.P.A).



Jack Halliday - Marketing Executive

Jack manages the marketing and communications activities across the company. He is responsible for carrying out campaigns, managing our media partnerships, website development and social media platforms. He also oversees the organisation of delivering effective and engaging events to our global audience. Jack holds a Business Studies and Marketing Degree from Canterbury Christchurch University. 


Lucie Tive-Hive - Head of eLearning

Lucie heads up the eLearning department. She coordinates the content and development of our courses and works closely with our in-house legal team to ensure that our courses meet clients’ business requirements within the gambling and payments industries. She provides support to both the sales and account management teams by ensuring that clients are implementing eLearning efficiently within their company. She has more than ten years of experience within the eLearning Industry and holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Greenwich University.


Warren Shread - eLearning Executive

Warren is an eLearning specialist with more than seven years of experience. His role as an eLearning executive is to manage the design and development of market-ready, customised and bespoke courses. He also provides a managed service to all clients, ensuring they meet their training needs. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Westminster.