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CIO 50 2010: Neil Kellar

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Job Title : Director of IT & Business Services

Organization : Camelot

Neil Kellar is director of IT and business services for Camelot, operator of the UK's National Lottery, where he's responsible for all aspects of technology service and operations. He's also a member of Camelot's operating board, and sits on the Euro Millions Management Committee and the World Lottery Association's Security, Audit and Risk Committee.

Kellar joined Camelot in 2003 as head of service delivery, becoming director of IT services at the start of 2006, and IT director by the end of the year. In 2009, business services was also added to his remit - ensuring that one member of the senior management team has responsibility for the National Lottery life-cycle, from buying a ticket to the completion of the draw.

Following the company's winning of the third National Lottery Licence, Kellar was a key member of the transition board - helping oversee a major investment programme in preparation for the start of the new licence in 2009. This included replacing all Camelot's main gaming systems, its web platform, retailer terminals and the comms network.

Prior to joining Camelot, Kellar was CIO for an IT outsourcing business. He spent the early part of his career within the Pearson Group for Penguin Books as general manager - service delivery, as well as working in operations at HSBC.

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