Light & Wonder, the gigantic American provider of gaming products and services, has announced the permanent appointment of Matt Wilson as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and President.
Matt Wilson is not new to the job as he had been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since August 2022, when Barry Cottle, the former President and CEO, resigned after over four years on the job.
Before taking the role on an interim basis, Matt Wilson was Executive Vice-President and Group Chief Executive of the company’s gaming business. The new permanent CEO will also become a member of the Light & Wonder board of directors.
After the appointment was made public, Matt Wilson declared himself “honored” by the trust of the company and added that he is “excited to work with the best team in the business” as the business “charts its cross-platform future.”
Jamie Odell, the Executive Chair of Light & Wonder, revealed that Matt Wilson was the unanimous choice of the board of directors because of his “impressive track record, extensive industry experience and his pivotal role in transforming our business.”
Jamie Odell added that the new permanent Chief Executive Officer “has demonstrated impressive leadership and strategic vision” and that “he fully embodies the Light & Wonder culture.”