SIS (Sports Information Services) has named Ladbrokes’ ex-head of stadia Richard Brankley as its new head of greyhound operations.

Brankley held numerous positions during his spell at Ladbrokes, including a stint at serving as head of stadia- where he was responsible for the on-course operations at Crayford and Monmore Green greyhound tracks.

His appointment follows the successful launch of the new SIS Greyhound Service at the beginning of this year, which has since been expanded with the addition of 2,808 races taking the total number of live races to over 30,000.

After a 19-year period at Ladbrokes, Brankley was positive on his move away from the betting operator, he emphasised: “I’m delighted to have joined SIS and I am extremely excited to start this new chapter of my career.

“SIS is renowned as a leading supplier of live racing content to the betting industry, and I’m looking forward to being involved in what is already a successful greyhound operation and to help further enhance it.”DID

Gordon Bissett, SIS Greyhound Operations Manager, will work alongside the professional and will cover the overall performance across all of SIS’ tracks.

Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Richard to the SIS team. He has significant knowledge of the greyhound industry and he will play a key role as we look to enhance our overall service even further.

“As a provider of 24/7 live betting coverage, it’s imperative the content we offer is of a high standard and with Richard joining the team we are in a solid position to ensure our tracks operate at the best possible standard.”

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