Buzz Bingo has announced that CEO Chris Matthews will step down from his role, and will be replaced by current chief operating officer Dominic Mansour.
Matthews has spent five years as CEO. In that time, he oversaw the company’s rebrand to Buzz Bingo, navigated the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on business and helped to relaunch the brand in 2022.
“Chris has successfully led the business through a change of ownership, two years of pandemic disruption, and a reorganisation of the company’s property portfolio,” said John Kelly OBE, chair of Buzz Bingo. “Under his excellent stewardship, the Buzz brand was born, as was buzzbingo.com, both of which have grown from strength to strength.”
“We want to thank Chris for his leadership and wish him the best of good fortune for the future.”
Matthews said that it was the right time to step down, and spoke positively about handing the business over to Mansour.
“This has been a difficult decision – especially when you care about a business as much as I do about Buzz,” said Matthews. “That said, I do believe that with the company now profitable after the Covid shutdown and digital growing rapidly, the timing couldn’t be better to hand the baton over to an excellent candidate such as Dominic.”
Mansour joined Buzz Bingo early in 2021. Before this, he worked in a number of senior positions at Bragg Gaming, Poker Stars and International Game Technology.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work alongside Chris since joining Buzz Bingo in January 2021,” said Mansour. “I have learnt a tremendous amount from him as to what it takes to grow and protect this much-loved brand.”
“The business is in good shape for the future and I am excited to lead it on its onward journey, alongside the very talented management team and with the support of our hard-working and committed colleagues.”