Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK said:
"E-Gaming is hugely important to the Island’s economy, representing around 8% of our National Income and directly employing around 800 people. The Island is well established as a world-leading centre of excellence for e-gaming and this appointment is a vital one to help maintain and grow our successes in this sector."
"I am very pleased we have been able to attract someone of the calibre and experience of Peter Greenhill to this key role. He will lead the implementation of a new gaming strategy that has been developed in conjunction with the private sector and which indicates this sector offers significant potential for further economic growth and job creation."
"Peter has over 17 years of experience within the gaming industry and has developed an extensive network of industry contacts around the world. He is joining the Department at an exciting time with the new strategy ready to be rolled out and many potential new businesses enquiring about setting up on the Island. This role will be key to exploiting these opportunities and enabling growth in jobs and of the Island’s profile as a leading international business centre."
Peter Greenhill commented:
"I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to help to build on the major contribution that e-Gaming makes to the Isle of Man economy. The Island has an unrivalled reputation for the quality of its gaming legislation, its technology infrastructure and its "can do" attitude and I look forward to moving to the Island very shortly to take up this exciting position."
Peter will formally take up the role in June 2013. He was selected following a public recruitment process involving leaders from the Island’s e-gaming industry.