GVC has announced two appointments to strengthen the depth of its operational management team.

Gabriele Griesbacher has joined the group as director of payments, while Colin Cole-Johnson takes up the role of gaming product director. Both will join the firm in early November.

In the newly created role, Griesbacher will be responsible for all aspects of payments across the group covering the areas of commercial, product and compliance. She will have a particular focus on responsible gambling, know your customer and source of funds commitments. Griesbacher joins from the end-to-end financial platform, PXP Financial (formerly part of the GVC Group as Kalixa), where she was COO.

Also in a newly created role, Cole-Johnson will be responsible for the group’s casino, live and bingo products. He has recently worked for Rank and prior to that at William Hill and Ladbrokes.

Shay Segev, chief operating officer at GVC, said: “We are delighted to have Gabriele and Colin joining us. Both have huge expertise in their respective areas and will further strengthen the group’s leadership team.

“Gabriele will spearhead our ever-increasing focus on compliance, ensuring we maintain a player-safety-first approach in everything we do, while Colin will drive our gaming product forward, bringing his unparalleled industry experience and gaming expertise.”