Our People

Our People

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 Head of Corporate Development

Jade Zorab is Head of Corporate Development for SMP Partners and is specifically focused on the Group's e-gaming, e-commerce and training business.

Jade has developed a robust multi-jurisdictional e-gaming knowledge having been responsible for project managing a vast number of licence applications across the Isle of Man, Jersey, the UK, Ireland and Malta. Her experience includes advising clients on the complex regulatory gaming landscape including dealing with corporate administration and corporate governance matters as well as liaison with key stakeholders. Additionally, Jade has been responsible for project managing large relocation assignments to the Isle of Man.

Jade is well versed in the eGaming sector, having previously worked as Head of Marketing for an operator in the lottery vertical. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree issued by the University of South Africa and holds a Diploma in International Marketing Management.

In her spare time, she is a committee member of the Institute of Directors on the Isle of Man, and Love Tech, a group formed to promote diversity and the pursuance of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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

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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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Karen Yates

Karen Yates Head of Licensing

After finishing her professional studies and gaining practical knowledge from a local Corporate Service Provider, Karen joined SMP Partners as a Client Service Manager in 1997, having responsibility for providing an exemplary multi-disciplined service to a portfolio of private and corporate international clients. Promoted to Senior Manager of Client Services in 2004, she managed three client relationship management teams and expanded her responsibilities to include operational matters, developing and implementing an on-going programme of statutory and regulatory systems to provide comprehensive protection to clients and their companies.

Karen has since enhanced her combined client service and operational experience with an understanding of complex multi-licensed gaming structures and manages the growing Gaming Portfolio team. The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has approved Karen as "Key Staff" and she has been sanctioned to act as a Director and Operations Manager by the Gambling Supervision Commission. She has been appointed to the boards of a number of licensed gaming companies.

Tel: +441624 683212 | Fax: +441624 691720

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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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Katy Stopford

Katy Stopford Director, SMP Partners (Jersey) Ltd

Katy is a Director of SMP Partners in the Jersey office and is responsible for delivering bespoke solutions to an international client base. Katy has extensive experience dealing with a wide range of asset classes from property and investments, to licensed gaming companies. Katy has recently been awarded the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and has been with the Company since 2010.

Tel: +44 1534 835880 | Mobile: +44 7700 860586

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