IGSA announces new board of directors

Peter DeRaedt, President of the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) has announced the 2022 IGSA Board of Directors:

Chairman: John English, Managing Director, Maxxsure

Vice Chairman: Earle G. Hall, President & CEO, AXES.ai


  • Syed Hussain, Chief Information Officer, Oregon Lottery;
  • Bala Kuthyar, VP of Software Engineering, Light and Wonder;
  • Martin Pedak, Director of Technical Compliance Playtech; and
  • Nimish Purohit, Sr., Director of Technical Compliance at Aristocrat Gaming.

Peter DeRaedt, President of IGSA, said: “The 2022 Board of Directors leadership aligns perfectly with our online gaming and sports betting strategy for the coming year,”

“Moreover, we are very excited about the election of John English as our new chairman. John has been instrumental in developing regulations for the legalization of sports betting and online gaming throughout his career. His expertise and commitment to the evolution of online gaming and sports betting as well as cyber risk management are timely as IGSA accelerates and deepens our focus on these key areas that our industry will require new and more evolved standards for.”

John English, Chairman, IGSA, said: “I am honoured to join IGSA at such a pivotal moment in the evolution of the global gaming industry,”

“Our industry is evolving rapidly with sports betting and online gaming legalization and legislation. The support, guidance and leadership to adapt to the ever-changing environment has been the hallmark of IGSA. The IGSA Board of Directors will provide the necessary leadership to create, evolve and enhance standards to make our industry safer and more adaptable to an ever-increasing rate of change.”

Earle G. Hall, IGSA Vice Chairman, added: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to sincerely thank our outgoing Chairman Roman Czubak, NOVOMATIC, for his unwavering leadership and strategic direction during his tenure,”

“His guidance and leadership were paramount to IGSA’s successful navigation through the pandemic, and he has left a tremendous legacy for us to build upon.”