Scientific Games has appointed Alexander Ambrose as chief financial officer of its SG Digital arm. As CFO of the company’s newest division, Ambrose will work to propel SG Digital’s growth in iGaming and sports betting with a keen focus on the US.

He brings a wealth of industry and leadership expertise from his time as finance director of Ash Gaming and, more recently, UK finance director of Playtech Plc.

Jason Walbridge, chief operating officer of SG Digital, welcomed the appointment, saying: “Alex is the perfect addition to our team as we level up our product portfolio and continue the rapid transformation of our sportsbook business to meet the needs of our growing US customer base. As a finance leader with strong industry expertise, Alex has extensive experience leading finance teams in a multi-product environment. We’re glad to have him on board during this transformational time.”

Michael Quartieri, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Scientific Games, added: “We are thrilled to have Alex join SG Digital and our global finance team. His in-depth financial experience in iGaming will enable him to drive operational excellence, execute best practices and position us for growth in our iGaming and sportsbook businesses.”

Ambrose will report to Michael Quartieri and will be based in the SG Digital London office.