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New director at SIS Betting

News and sports coverage provider Satellite Information Services (SIS) Betting has appointed Richard Lang as its new director of commerce and operations.

Lang will join SIS after a 25-year spell at Gala Coral Group, where his most recent role was chief operating officer. The position included managing the operation of 1,750 betting shops and two greyhound tracks, as well as overseeing the central operations, risk and compliance functions of the business.

His other roles at Coral included IT and central operations director, operations director and head of retail. 

Lang has also held a number of industry board positions at the Bookmakers Committee the Association of British Bookmakers, British Afternoon Greyhound Services and 49’s Ltd.

Gary Smith, chief executive officer of SIS, said: “Having represented one of our major clients, Richard is already well known here at SIS and has established relationships with key contacts across the industry.”