Camelot hires Telefónica's Glenn Manoff to lead global corporate affairs

National Lottery operator Camelot has hired Telefónica's Glenn Manoff to lead corporate affairs as it plans global expansion.

Glenn Manoff: leaving Telefónica at the end of July
Glenn Manoff: leaving Telefónica at the end of July
Manoff will join as group head of corporate affairs on 1 September with responsibility for media, public relations, public policy, CSR and internal communications.

Current head of corporate affairs Simon Burton will transition out of his role to focus full time on setting up the comms infrastructure needed to support Camelot’s international ambitions.

Camelot does not currently operate a lottery outside the UK, although it advises overseas lotteries including the California state lottery.

It was recently awarded a contract for the US state of Pennsylvania, but attorney general Kane has rejected the contract, questioning the authority on which it was awarded. Camelot is working to address concerns and has extended its bid until 30 June. It may also bid to run a lottery in Ireland, for which a tender process is under way.

Manoff will be part of the executive leadership team at Camelot and will report to group chief executive Dianne Thompson.

She said: ‘Whether it’s as the steward of the UK National Lottery or as the potential operator of a lottery in another market, the scale of our potential to deliver real shared value to society is increasing. But, in doing so, our responsibilities to the UK and other countries around the globe are also increasing.’

Manoff will remain director of Telefónica’s social business and sustainability for Europe until the end of July.

He founded Telefónica’s €150m CSR programme, Think Big, which promotes digital skills and innovation among thousands of young people across Europe.

Earlier in his career he was named PRWeek’s PR Professional of the Year in 2007 while UK comms chief for Telefónica brand O2.

Telefónica is splitting Manoff’s responsibilities between his staff Kirsty Britz and Helen Parker and other directors Frédéric Michel, Bill Eyres and Richard Poston.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

Department store John Lewis is to use its 150th anniversary this year to talk about its history, which "not enough people know about", according to director of communications Peter Cross.

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

The man who helped Barack Obama win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections is to work for Labour along with members of his team.

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Pay-TV giant Sky has added Fever PR to its agency line-up for a wide-ranging brief covering products and services.

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sent home for Easter and will reconvene on Tuesday for further deliberations about its verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault.

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

The Home Office has tasked Munro & Forster (M&F) with supporting its campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider retained brief.