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Jonathan Russell

Advisor to Board of Directors

Jonathan joined Betway Group as Head of Trading in 2013 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2023

During the 1990s, he started his career in the Gaming Industry by working as a Sports Spread Betting Trader for various sports betting businesses in London. He was part of the leadership team that launched the first regulated corporate sports betting operation in South Africa and headed Sportingbet’s groundbreaking football product for 10 years prior to joining Betway. As Betway Group Head of Trading Jonathan undertook a complete rebuild of the Trading operation as the Group expanded across multiple global regulated markets and pioneered the adoption of eSports as a betting product.

In 2017 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Betting Integrity Association and subsequently appointed Non-Executive Chair in 2019 where he continues to serve, helping to establish IBIA as the pre-eminent industry advocate for Sports and Sports Betting Integrity.