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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Jade Zorab

Jade Zorab Senior 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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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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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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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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