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UK – International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) announces the Departure of Peter DeRaedt

By - 22 December 2023

The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) today announces the departure of its long-standing President, Peter DeRaedt, effective December 31, 2023. The IGSA Board expresses its deepest gratitude to Peter for his 25 years of unwavering dedication and outstanding service.

Peter’s departure marks the end of an illustrious career with the Association in which he has been a guiding light and a pillar in harmonizing the diverse interests within the gaming industry. His dedication and leadership have been instrumental in establishing IGSA as a neutral advocate and authoritative voice in our industry. Under his leadership, the Association developed numerous Standards that have been adopted world-wide and which have had positive transformational impacts on many gaming companies.

In recognition of his unparalleled contributions, the IGSA Board of Directors has conferred upon Peter the honorary title of “President Emeritus” for life. This permanent title is a testament to his commitment and monumental impact on the industry. Additionally, Peter has agreed to remain available in an advisory capacity to IGSA for the next two years.

In keeping with IGSA’s succession plan, Mark Pace, currently IGSA Vice President, will become acting President. Mark has been a part of IGSA for over 20 years during which, he has held various positions within the Association including Committee Chair, Treasurer, Vice Chairman of the Board, and Founder and Managing Director of GSA Europe. The Board will conduct a thorough vetting process before announcing the formal appointment of the next President at the first Board meeting of 2024.
Earle G. Hall, Chairman, stated: “Peter DeRaedt’s legacy is profound, having steered IGSA through numerous challenges and opportunities. His foresight and leadership have been pivotal in shaping an industry that is dynamic and ever evolving. He leaves behind a robust and well-respected organization, poised for continued success and innovation.”

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