Core Team

Phil Gelvan – Chief Executive Officer

Phil is the Chief Executive Officer of White Hat Gaming, with over 12 years experience in the online gaming industry. Having started his professional career in software development and technical sales, Phil moved on to hold a number of operational roles within various Microgaming casinos, before taking up this position with White Hat Gaming during 2016.

Andrew Lenard – Chief Financial officer

Graduated in Economics from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1996. Joined Deloitte in London and qualified as an ACA in 1999, then moved into the online gaming industry as Financial Controller at SportingOdds in 2000. After acquisition by Sportingbet in 2002 was European FC for Sportingbet until 2006. Joined GVC in 2007 and was responsible for establishing their MGA-licenced operations in Malta. Remained as FC until 2012, then FC at MrGreen from 2013 before joining WhiteHatGaming in 2015. Based in Malta since 2007.

Erik Regenbrecht – Chief Operating Officer

Erik has more than 13 years of gaming industry experience and 20 years of business development experience, Erik is White Hat Gaming’s Chief Operations Officer. Having held various roles within the gaming industry, Erik is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.

Steve Sowerby – Chief Technical Officer

Steve has over 17 years’ experience as a Software Architect, specialising in building powerful, scalable, software platforms. Prior to joining White Hat Gaming, Steve was Chief Software Architect at iJento, a leading UK Customer Intelligence Provider.

Marc Weinberg – Chief Marketing Officer

Marc has over 15 years’ experience in online gambling, including 10 years of experience as a leading affiliate. Prior to joining White Hat Gaming, Marc held numerous senior roles in the industry, including COO of, CEO of, co-owner, Director of Content & Marketing of Top Affiliate.

Emma Richardson – General Counsel

Emma was practically born into the gaming world – being the granddaughter of both an Irish racehorse trainer and a bookmaker.  Emma leads the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance team at White Hat Gaming. Prior to joining White Hat Gaming, Emma had various gaming roles including Head of Legal and Regulation for Kambi and European Legal Counsel for Sportingbet. Emma started her legal career as a corporate lawyer in the London office of a top tier US law firm.

Andrew Towills – Global Head of Compliance

Andrew has 14 years’ experience in the online gaming industry, having worked at Ladbrokes, Sportingbet, William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral. Having worked in a variety of roles throughout his career covering IT, Regulation and Compliance, he has been at the forefront of regulation having applied for licences in UK, Denmark and Spain. Andrew joined White Hat Gaming as Global Head of Compliance in early 2018.

Max Wright – Founder/Business Development

Max is the founder with over 12 years of experience in the gaming industry. Max co-founded number of poker and casino operations, subsequently becoming a Casino Operator with Microgaming in 2006. Following the sale of this business in 2011, Max moved into the gaming software industry before setting up White Hat Gaming in 2012.