eCOGRA Announce Major Changes in Their Leadership Team

eCOGRA, the leading Testing, Inspection, and Certification company serving the iGaming industry, has announced two significant changes to its leadership structure.

eCOGRA announces new management changes.

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These changes come as eCOGRA continues its impressive international growth, expanding its jurisdictional approvals to 39, including recent additions in Brazil and Peru, and establishing new offices in Europe and the US.

Major Leadership Changes Underway

Effective from 1 July 2024, Will Shuckburgh has been appointed to the newly created role of Group CEO. Shuckburgh joined eCOGRA in January 2024 and brings a wealth of experience in leading customer-focused businesses through periods of high growth and international expansion.

His previous roles include Managing Director at Nectar, Executive Vice President & Chief Membership Officer at Rakuten, and Chief Executive Officer of Invincible Brands. In these positions, Shuckburgh successfully designed and executed strategies to achieve profitable growth across multiple markets, emphasizing client experience.

Shaun McCallaghan's New Role

Shaun McCallaghan, who has been with eCOGRA for 16 years and served as CEO for the past six, will transition to the new board role of Senior Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs. McCallaghan has been instrumental in eCOGRA’s success, driving the company's expansion in jurisdictional coverage, diversifying its service offerings, and enlarging both its client and staff base.

His efforts have extended eCOGRA’s Testing, Inspection, and Certification services into North and South America, ensuring the company’s continuous growth in an ever-changing regulatory environment. In his new role, McCallaghan will focus on maintaining the high quality and reliable services that eCOGRA’s clients have come to expect. He will remain a member of the board, continuing to influence the company’s strategic direction.

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Statements from Leadership

Mark Brooker, Group Chairman, expressed confidence in the transition, stating:

Will’s appointment brings fresh energy, insight, and strategic vision, aligning perfectly with eCOGRA’s commitment to excellence across each of its markets. The changes also reflect eCOGRA’s commitment to stability and innovation, with Shaun continuing to play a key role in the Company’s future success through his new role of Senior Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs.

Mark BrookerGroup Chairman

David Cowan, representing majority shareholder Hanover Investors, also commented:

This transition signifies a natural evolution in eCOGRA’s leadership landscape in response to the strong growth of the business. Shaun’s transition enables a more hands-on approach to delivery, ensuring eCOGRA’s expansion maintains the highest standards of service to positively elevate the client journey. Meanwhile, Will Shuckburgh, a seasoned high-growth CEO with an impressive track record, brings visionary leadership and transformative abilities to the business.
Known for identifying and capitalizing on emerging opportunities, Will’s focus on fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement will elevate eCOGRA’s global presence. Together, Will and Shaun will maintain our steadfast commitment to excellence and have the full support of the Board and the Shareholders.

David CowanMajority Shareholder Hanover Investors

These leadership changes mark a new chapter in eCOGRA’s journey, positioning the company for continued success and innovation in the rapidly evolving iGaming industry.


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