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September 25, 2020

Microsoft executive to lead its global regulatory positioning

Matt Lambert joins Betfair as Director of Public Affairs

(UK).- Betfair Group announces the appointment of Matt Lambert as Director of Public Affairs. Matt, who starts at Betfair's Hammersmith office in January 2012, will oversee the company’s global public affairs strategy.

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ambert has 25 years experience of working in public affairs and politics and is currently Director of Corporate Affairs and Citizenship at Microsoft UK. Within this role, he has responsibility for the company’s government and political relations, community affairs and environmental practice. Prior to this, Matt was Director of Government Affairs for Microsoft across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the UK.

Before joining Microsoft, Matt spent more than 12 years in consultancy, advising on projects for some of the world’s leading companies, including BT, Mars and Banco Santander.

Commenting on his appointment, Matt Lambert said: “Betfair is at a hugely exciting point in its future development, with the global regulatory landscape being of real strategic importance to its business. I look forward to working with Betfair’s skilled teams in Europe and other jurisdictions to ensure that the discussions taking place concerning regulation are understood by all stakeholders.”

Martin Cruddace, Chief Regulatory and Legal Officer at Betfair, added: “I am delighted to welcome Matt on board to head up Betfair’s regulatory and public affairs operation. Betfair is at the forefront of many of the conversations taking place that are aimed at creating a competitive and viable regulated gaming industry and Matt’s experience will be crucial in enabling us to build on this.”

Betfair has this month announced the appointment of Breon Corcoran as Chief Executive Officer starting on 1st August 2012. Breon is joining from Paddy Power where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2010 and a Board member since 2004. In the past few months, Betfair has also announced the appointment of Ian Chuter as Group Operations Director, along with two key commercial appointments; Peter Marcus as UK Director and Matt Robinson as Emerging Markets Director.

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