Our Board

Board of Directors

Gary Shaw

BOARD MEMBER – FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & INTERIM CEO

An entrepreneur and industry veteran with a consistent track record of delivering business growth, Gary founded Nektan in 2011 following a joint venture with GTECH.

In 1994 he left Johnson Press PLC to start and self-fund Hughes Rae. Hughes Rae became one of the pioneers of internet application development across Europe working in the retail bank and pharmaceutical sectors, which he sold in 1999 to Morse PLC. In 2000, Gary left Morse to join Victor Chandler and contributed to setting up the world’s first poker network which launched in conjunction with Tribeca Tables. He established the first European white label gaming business, launching white label deals with the Racing Post and Virgin Media.

Gary left Victor Chandler in 2002 to establish his own gaming company, St Enodoc, which acquired the Gibraltar-based under-performing assets of Gala Interactive. He led the recovery of the business, launching a series of gaming business ventures, including both the IPN Poker network with Boss Media, and in 2004 the IBN Bingo Network.

St Enodoc became Europe’s largest end-to-end white label operator with 84 partners in 24 countries including Virgin Games, Yahoo, The Daily Mail and Sportingbet. Gary was the Executive Chairman when St Enodoc was acquired by GTECH-Lottomatica for $55 million in 2008. He remained with GTECH-Lottomatica working in the US, until forming Nektan.

Jim Wilkinson

BOARD MEMBER – NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Jim is Non-Executive Chairman at Nektan, responsible for advising Nektan on its strategic progress. In addition to this, he is Chief Financial Officer of Oxford Sciences Innovation plc, a company recently established to invest in companies transferring technology created from Oxford University’s research into commercial enterprises.

Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Lonrho Limited, an African facing conglomerate, from August 2013 until June 2015. He held similar senior positions at Sportingbet Plc between 2008 and 2013, Johnson Service Group PLC between 2004 and 2007, and Informa Group PLC between 1997 and 2004, all of whom are listed companies of the London Stock Exchange. Jim is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained with Touche Ross where he worked for eight years.

Sandeep Reddy

BOARD MEMBER – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As Non-Executive Director, Sandeep advises Nektan on its strategic endeavours. In addition to this, he is the co-founder of Peepul Capital, an Indian private equity firm. Prior to the launch of Peepul Capital in 2000, he had 10 years of experience in strategy consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in San Francisco and with Andersen Consulting in London. He was one of the earliest participants in the rapidly evolving Indian private equity industry having been active for over ten years.

Sandeep takes overall responsibility in defining and executing Peepul Capital’s strategy. He is a Director of VTA and a substantial shareholder in the company. He received a BS in Computer Science and Finance from Utah State University and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.