Sisal Appoints Sian Carson as Chief People Officer Amidst iGaming Expansion


Sisal has announced the appointment of Sian Carson as their Chief People Officer, effective from October. Carson’s new responsibilities encompass leading the Human Resources & Organizational Design departments, as part of Sisal’s ongoing efforts to expand its iGaming presence both within Italy and internationally. This aligns with the company’s long-standing strategy of growth and development.

With a firm foundation established through persistent investments in human capital and skill sets in multiple locations, Sisal now commands a vast workforce of over 3,000 professionals. The company’s iGaming influence is evident in its operations spanning Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Albania, and Tunisia.

Carson’s academic credentials include a degree in Humanities and Economics from the University of Melbourne. Her professional journey started in Italy, where she served in various HR capacities within the UniCredit Group. 2013 marked her transition to the Flutter Group, where she initially took up roles in Australia’s Sportsbet division, her homeland. Later, she moved to London, progressing through several divisions like Paddy Power, Betfair, and Flutter International. Her recent position was as the Chief People Officer Group Functions, focusing on shaping talent enhancement strategies and fostering a culture of inclusivity to meet company goals.

“I am very happy about Sian joining the Company’s Leadership Team,” commented Sisal CEO Francesco Durante. “I am convinced that with his support we will further strengthen our ability to drive Sisal’s growth in Italy and abroad, investing in the centrality of people and skills that are fundamental for an increasingly sustainable, digital and international company.”

“I am proud to take on the role of Chief People Officer at Sisal,” said Sian Carson, “I am delighted to enthusiastically welcome this new professional challenge in a group that employs more than 3 thousand people in 5 different countries and with an ambition of continuous growth in the near future, strong in its strategy that has always put people at the center. Sisal’s multinational profile will give us the opportunity to work on issues of diversity and inclusion in all its aspects, with the goal of becoming a leading company in these issues.”

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