888 Holdings, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies with internationally recognized brands including 888 Casino, William Hill Live Casino, Mr Green Casino and SI Sportsbook, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Barsby as the Group’s new Chief Product and Technology Officer.
“We are delighted to welcome Anna to our new executive leadership team, where she will play a pivotal role in driving forward the key area of technology integration as part of our transformational combination with William Hill,” said Itai Pazner, CEO of 888 Holdings. “Her significant experience and expertise will be invaluable as we seek to unlock the significant potential of our two highly complementary businesses, and we very much look forward to working with her.”
Barsby will be responsible for driving forward the Group’s technology integration following the transformational combination of 888 and William Hill (completed in July 2022). This will form a key part of efforts to capture the benefits of the integration of the two businesses, particularly in terms of driving improved customer experience, and also a key part of the upgraded synergies being targeted, as announced at the Group’s Capital Markets Day (29 November 2022).
Barsby is a digital expert with a huge breadth of experience in digital transformation and integration. She led significant transformative projects for companies including Morrisons and Halfords, including as CIO at the latter, as it went through a period of award-winning digital transformation. The company took significant market share as a result, alongside integrating a new service and brand.
In addition to her new role, Barsby is currently Non-Executive Director at Cumberland Building Society, Founder and Managing Partner of Tessiant, a management consultancy.