Aristocrat Seek New Digital Leader as Patrick Ramsey Steps Down

It has been announced that Patrick Ramsey will step down as Chief Digital officer of Australian Slot machine and technology provider Aristocrat, a position he only took in January of 2016.Ramsey will stay on at Aristocrat, joining the firm’s board as a non-executive advisor.Aristocrat have announced that executive search firms have been contacted with the intention of finding a replacement for Ramsey to head up digital development and client delivery.aristocrat-lg

Internal and external

It has been announced by Aristocrat that they are willing to consider both external and internal candidates for the position, which offers a lot of different candidates to fill the big shoes that Ramsey will leave in the position.

Understanding and Expertise

In a statement, Aristocrat Chairman Ian Blackburne commented on Ramsey stepping down, and on him becoming a part of the firm’s board.“Pat’s intimate knowledge of Aristocrat’s operating environment, his understanding of digital gaming and his deep expertise in our largest market of North America – including his successful tenure as the CEO of a North American gaming business – will further strengthen the board’s capabilities.”

Excited about new Position

Mr Ramsey added to the comments from the Chairman, speaking of his decision to step down from his former position:“I am proud of the growth we have delivered to date in the digital business, and I am equally excited about our strategy and the potential we have yet to unlock,”Ramsey went on to add:“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to be part of Aristocrat as a board member going forward.”

Instrumental Part

It is pleasant to see a separation happen on such good terms, and it is likely that Ramsey will still be an instrumental part of Aristocrat from his new position on the board, who will take over his Chief Digital Officer position, however remains to be seen.

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