About Us

Leadership Team


Shaun McCallaghan


Shaun became CEO of eCOGRA in 2018, ten years after joining the organisation as a Compliance Auditor. Shaun is a motivated executive with a reputation for delivering inventive business strategies and client-focused solutions. Shaun, born in South Africa, earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree and Post Graduate qualifications in Information Technology, Auditing, Finance, and Taxation from internationally recognised academic institutions in both South Africa and the United Kingdom.


Bradley Khoury


Bradley joined eCOGRA in 2009 after working as an Assistant Manager with PwC. He is a detail-orientated professional with a knack for grasping technical issues. After holding a Senior Compliance Manager and co-COO position, Mr Khoury was appointed as CTO in 2018. His tertiary studies were completed at the University of Witwatersrand with specialism in Information Systems, Accountancy and Auditing, and he went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.


Douwe Bijkersma

Head of Department

Douwe joined eCOGRA in 2012 after working as a IT Audit Assistant Manager with PwC. He is an information system and security professional with a keen interest in technology and management. After holding a Lab Manager and Senior Compliance Audit Manager position, Mr Bijkersma was appointed as Head of Department in 2018. His tertiary studies include specialism in Computer Sciences, Informatica and Mathematics, and he went on to qualify as a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.


Tex Rees

Executive Director

As Quality Director, Tex is responsible for maintaining compliance with applicable ISO standards and driving a quality management system that keeps pace with the ever-changing demands of the online gambling industry. An accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, Tex manages eCOGRA’s ADR service, which has successfully mediated thousands of disputes. After 30 years in the industry and more than 15 years of management and customer relations experience, Tex is driven to deliver services of the highest standard.