Bateson will assume his new position upon the fulfilment of all necessary legal requirements and join the group’s US senior management team.
An experienced industry executive, Bateson previously spent time at Jumbo Interactive, first as chief commercial officer and later international advisor.
He also had two separate spells with Camelot UK Lotteries, across which he held a number of roles including commercial director, marketing director and head of partnerships.
In addition, he spent almost five years with Camelot Global, serving as commercial director and senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Meanwhile, Farris will assume the position of group chief technology officer with immediate effect. He will also join the group’s board following the resignation of deputy chief executive Fotis Konstantellos.
Farris previously served as chief technology officer of the business between 1997 and 2016, having initially joined the business in January 1997 as technical director. He also spent time as general director at Intralot.
Prior to joining the business, he had an eight-year spell as head of the wagering department at Intrasoft International.