|The Department of Trade and Industry of the Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Mummery as Head of E-Gaming Development. Bill, who takes over the role from John Gilmore, will continue to work closely with all parties to promote and advise in the development of the Isle of Man as a leading centre for e-gaming. |
Alex Downie, Minister for Trade & Industry, comments: “It is an exciting time for Bill to be joining in terms of the development of the e-gaming sector on the Isle of Man. This month we saw the zero rate corporation tax for the e-gaming sector come into effect, following very closely the change in policy over the acceptance of bets from the US.
These moves demonstrate the Government’s commitment to providing an attractive proposition for e-gaming businesses considering re-location to the Island. These, alongside, the high-quality legislative and regulatory environment on the Island, allows businesses to expand and develop.”
Bill Mummery brings with him an impressive background in the e-gaming sector and IT. He has spent 20 years in a corporate environment in broadcast and IT technology, and he co-founded BetInternet, the online sport business, on the Island in 1997.
Bill comments: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to take the Isle of Man to the next level as a premier jurisdiction for e-gaming. With so much continuous change taking place in this global industry there are significant and increasing opportunities for the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man has such a good story to tell, from jurisdictional benefits, regulatory framework, world class telecommunications infrastructure to a highly skilled IT sector.”
Minister Downie continues: “Bill brings to the role the ideal combination of experience of the commercial, regulatory and IT needs of this fast-moving sector.”
Bill will be replacing John Gilmore who leaves the Department of Trade and Industry.
John comments: “I am handing over the baton to Bill after 18 months working to develop the Isle of Man’s e-Gaming sector. In that time we have seen significant growth, attracting businesses such as Boyle Sports, Paddypower, Neteller and other gaming businesses looking to move. The Isle of Man now has an international reputation as an e-Gaming centre of excellence. It is with much reluctance that I must step down from this role for personal reasons. I can think of no better person to replace me than Bill. I wish him good luck – although I know that neither he nor the Island’s e-Gaming sector needs any!”
Minister Downie comments: “John has been a key driver in moving the Isle of Man Government’s e-gaming proposition forward in a very positive manner. Both the Isle of Man Government and the e-gaming related industries here on the Island have benefited greatly from his contribution. The Department of Trade and Industry wish him the very best.”
For more information please contact:
Alison Boucher/Siobhan McCluskey
0207 294 3616/0207 294 3684