Our People

Our People

David Hudson

David Hudson Director

David has been with the SMP Group since 2005 and was appointed to the Group Board in 2011.

David led the Group's drive into the eGaming sector and sits on the board of a number of internationally licensed gaming companies.

Tel: 01624 682241 | Fax: 01624 691717 | Mobile: 07624 486035

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Lorna Richards

Lorna Richards Director & Head of eGaming Development & Licensing

Lorna has built a detailed understanding of the regulations and requirements surrounding e-gaming licences and has provided the project management for a significant number of eGaming licence applications.

Lorna joined the SMP Group in 2004 and sits on the board of a number of internationally licensed eGaming companies and has significant experience in this area; she has developed expertise across a broad range of gambling and eGaming models.

Tel: +44 1624 682218 | Fax: +44 1624 691719 | Mobile: +44 7624 204745

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Ted Pepper

Ted Pepper Director & Head of eGaming Risk and Operations

Ted is MLRO on a number of internationally licensed eGaming companies and is responsible for risk management within the eGaming department and for managing our portfolio of eGaming business.

Ted is a fellow of the International Compliance Association having previously provided the provision of regulatory compliance and monitoring on a wide range of business sectors since joining SMP Partners in January 2009.

Tel: +44 1624 683222 | Fax: +44 1624 691719 | Mobile: +44 7624 266935

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown Director & European eGaming Consultant

Chris Brown is the Group's European eGaming Consultant. Chris has been employed with the SMP Group for over 17 years in a number of roles. Starting as the Internal Auditor responsible for auditing the European Offices, he moved to the Compliance Department before taking on a wider Operations role where he has delivered a number of high level projects.

Chris has been a Senior Manager with the SMP Group for over 12 years and with his broad knowledge in wide ranging areas of the business ensures that the eGaming portfolio team can deliver to its clients, legislative and regulatory requirements. Chris represents SMP eGaming in Malta.

Tel: +356 2713 3759 | Fax: +44 1624 691741

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Jade Zorab

Jade Zorab Manager, eGaming Development & Licensing

Jade is responsible for leading our international gaming clients through the preparation and submission of complex license applications across multiple international jurisdictions. Working with departmental and Group wide specialists she project manages the entire licensing process, drafting comprehensive business plans and financial projections, along with liaising with licensing bodies and third party suppliers to build a coherent and robust licensing proposition.

Jade is well versed in the eGaming sector, having worked as Head of Marketing for an operator in the lottery vertical, she is able to provide broad insights across a wide range of projects and is also in the process of completing her law degree.

Tel: +44 1624 683243 | Fax: +44 1624 691719

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Scott Young

Scott Young Quality Assurance Manager

As Quality Assurance Manager, Scott is responsible for ensuring that all areas of our eGaming business function to the highest of standards. This includes spearheading the management of our Isle of Man eGaming regulatory compliance function.

Scott works with our eGaming clients from their licence pre-application stage through to on-going daily operations, providing regulatory compliance analysis and advice on all areas of their eGaming business.

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Neil Young

Neil Young Business Consultant & Manager, Risk & Technical Operations

Neil is a Business Consultant and Manager in our Risk and Technical Operations team specialising in website management, compliance, technical solutions and the day-to-day running of gaming companies. Before joining SMP Partners, Neil was Operations Executive in the eGaming division of Paddy Power, one of the world's largest online gaming companies.

Neil also gained experience in the business's customer service, customer operations, fraud/risk and payments departments. He was chiefly based in Dublin, but was also seconded to Guernsey to assist with the migration of a casino licence between jurisdictions.

Over the last 9 years, Neil has worked on a number of high profile projects delivering new mobile applications, redesigned websites, fraud and AML management processes, large-scale customer segmentation models and high value marketing campaigns. Neil's extensive eGaming knowledge enables him to assist companies with the creation, management and release of new products to the eGaming market.

Tel: +44 1624 683289 | Fax: +44 1624 691719 | Mobile: +44 7624 234838

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams Regulatory Compliance Manager, Risk & Technical Operations

Paul joined SMP Partners in August 2010 and has worked within the eGaming sector for 8 years. Paul has extensive knowledge of both UK and Isle of Man Regulation and Compliance, data protection and information security. Paul also provides face to face training, attending operator's offices on numerous occasions to provide further insight and details into the regulatory landscape and requirements.

Paul is a qualified data protection practitioner and a professional member of the International Compliance Association.

Tel: +44 1624 682228 | Fax: +44 1624 691719 | Mobile: +44 7624 376698

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Rachel Beattie

Rachel Beattie Accounts Manager, eGaming

Rachel is responsible for managing the Accounting Services function within the eGaming team. Having qualified as an Accountant with ACCA at the age of 21 with Coutts Private Bank, Rachel went on to work for Bowman International Sports Limited in 2005, a successful & licenced eGaming Company.

Starting within the Company as Financial Controller she eventually worked her way up to the role of CFO. Rachel then joined SMP eGaming in 2011.

The 8 years of experience she has gained within the eGaming industry equipped her to establish a specialised eGaming Accounting team at SMP, which provides a tailored range of bookkeeping, reconciliation, accounting and reporting services to suit each client's needs. Rachel was admitted to Fellowship status with ACCA in 2012.

Tel: +44 1624 683297 | Fax: +44 1624 691741

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