Nick Harding

Nick, 57, has over 35 years' experience in the gambling sector, having worked in a number of senior positions for Coral, Bass Leisure and Rank Group before leading the MBO of the RAL business from Rank in 1996. RAL Limited became the leading operator in the AGC sector, with 129 venues, and in 2004, this was sold to Talarius plc with Nick becoming CEO. 

In September 2007 he established Praesepe plc as an AIM listed company. In 2012 the Praesepe business was sold to the German Gauselmann Group and Nick now manages the Praesepe business for Gauselmann in the UK. 

Nick is a past President of the trade association BACTA and was also a Director of Business in Sport and Leisure.  He was also the founding Chairman of iGGBA, the UK's first interactive gaming association. He is currently a Director of the UK Bingo Association and has been Chairman of the Gambling Business Group since its inception in 2013.