British online gaming software firm, Bede Gaming Limited, has announced that, Alex Butcher (pictured), will now be in charge of its future development after being appointed as the firm’s new Managing Director.

The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne-based brand used an official Wednesday press release to state that Butcher, who previously served as its Chief Technology Officer, has ‘a wealth of executive experience’ alongside ‘a proven track record of scaling software businesses’ and will now be especially keen on driving innovation by ‘cultivating an open culture.’

Established in 2012, Bede Gaming Limited declared that the Butcher’s appointment comes after co-founders, Dan Smyth and Michael Brady, decided to move to ‘more strategic roles at board level’ in the wake of March’s acquisition by LeoVegas AB of online casino operator Intellectual Property and Software Limited and marketing services firm, Rocket 9 Limited.

Brady, the former Chief Executive Officer for Alderney and United Kingdom-licensed company, explained that Butcher is to prioritize software security while helping to ensure that the principles of responsible gaming are present throughout every aspect of its culture, values and technology.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Alex has accepted this position,” read a statement from Brady. “His laser-like focus and experience in the industry make him the ideal person for the role. We are confident that he will lead Bede [Gaming Limited] into its next stage of growth with clarity and integrity. We are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure Bede [Gaming Limited’s] global transformation.”

For his part, Butcher detailed that Bede Gaming Limited has a ‘firm foundation for growth’ thanks to its 160-member workforce and the recent completion of one of the industry’s largest migrations.

“Our products and team are tried and tested, forging great potential for expansion into new markets,” read a statement from Butcher. “My primary concern will be to ensure we preserve the fantastic culture that lies at the heart of what makes Bede [Gaming Limited] unique.”