|In the UK it has been announced that outgoing Chairman of leading British bank Barclay’s is to become the new chairman of National Lottery company Camelot. Previous chairman for the lottery operator, Michael Grade, left in May when he took on the post of BBC chairman. |
Sir Peter Middleton resigned from his post as Chairman of Barclay’s Bank on 31 August, but will continue to complete his engagements for the bank until the end of the year. He is set to assume his new duties for Camelot after the next scheduled board meeting on 23 September.
In the announcement concerning the new staffing arrangement, Camelot also revealed that their total sales had increased to £1167.7 million in the period between April and June this year, up 5.7% or £63.1 million on the same period last year. Lottery tickets are now available online making the purchasing more convenient for web users, which may be a contributing factor to these strong figures.
Sir Peter Middleton released a statement expressing his feeling regarding the move to Camelot. In that statement he said: “I am delighted to be joining Camelot in the year of the National Lottery’s 10th birthday”. He also added that his main focus would be working with the government, “to ensure a sensible and fair bidding process for the third lottery license- and help lead any future Camelot bid for it”.