SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has appointed Simon Johnson as its new Chair.

Johnson brings with him a wealth of senior leadership experience in the commercial sports and media sector, currently holding the role of Chair of the Rugby Football League and Non-executive Director at HW Fisher, the top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm.

During his 30-year career, Johnson was Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary at the Football Association, as well as Chief Operating Officer for England’s 2018 World Cup bid. He has also been CEO of Business in Sport & Leisure, was Director of Rights & Business Affairs at ITV, and, for the most recent seven years, was Chief Executive of The Jewish Leadership Council.

Johnson is a qualified lawyer.

Richard Ames, CEO of SIS, said: “The appointment of Simon is most welcome and follows the successful globalisation of SIS in recent years. 

 “Simon has extensive experience in working for some of the leisure industry’s biggest bodies and his leadership qualities will prove invaluable to SIS. We are now in an even stronger position to build on our recent momentum and further grow the company’s position within the global betting industry.”

 Simon Johnson, Chair at SIS, said: “I’m very pleased to be joining SIS, one of the industry’s most recognisable and trusted brands. 

 “SIS has made great strides in extending its presence around the world through quality and engaging products. I’m looking forward to drawing upon my experience and working with Richard and the team to help build upon this success.”