Tim Newing, IT director at Camelot, is to take over as head of IT at easyJet, following a six-year career with the National Lottery company.
Newing, who will take over as IT director at easyJet from late August, is making the move after overseeing a series of major IT investments at Camelot. He moved to Camelot in December 2000 as head of projects and networks from lottery IT supplier Gtech UK, becoming Camelot’s IT director in March 2002.
Newing was responsible for moving Camelot’s network of National Lottery terminals to ISDN, creating Europe’s largest ISDN network, in 2003.
He was also in charge of the roll out of the National Lottery on the internet, digital TV and mobile phones. More recently, he oversaw the launch of National Lottery Fast Pay, which allows shoppers to buy lottery tickets at supermarket checkouts.
“I hope I have helped to put Camelot in a strong position as it prepares to bid for the third lottery licence. But now it is time for a new challenge,” Newing said.