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Tom Kenny leaving ABB after restructure

01 December 2011

TOM KENNY, senior executive of the Association of British Bookmakers since January 2010, is leaving the organisation after a restructure of the management team at the UK's leading betting-industry trade body.

Kenny, who is serving three months' notice, is in the process of negotiating the terms of his exit.

ABB chief executive Dirk Vennix, who succeeded Patrick Nixon in the role in April, said on Tuesday: “Following a review of the organisation, the ABB has decided to implement a new operating structure, and as a result Tom is leaving.

"We thank him for his contribution to the work of the ABB.”

A new post involving public affairs responsibilities is expected to be advertised shortly.

Kenny, 42, an Oxford graduate in philosophy, politics and economics, worked in the financial services sector with Ernst & Young and Citibank before moving into the gaming industry.

He was a consultant for Victor Chandler and Betfair before joining Cantor Gaming as chief operating officer in 2004.

Three years later he joined WagerWorks, the interactive division of slot-machine company IGT, as commercial director, and left there for the ABB.

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