| Inside eCogra | Shaun McCallaghan

Shaun McCallaghan, CEO.

Shaun’s inspiring leadership has pioneered a culture of innovation and responsibility. His unwavering commitment to his team is a driving force behind eCOGRA’s mission to elevate the standards of the gaming industry, making it a safer, more accountable, and ultimately more enjoyable space for all.


  1. How long have you been with the company?

It will be 16 years in January.


  1. How has your role evolved over time since you’ve been here?

Over my remarkable 16-year journey with the company, I’ve grown from a Compliance Auditor to the CEO. This evolution involved navigating various diverse roles, mastering challenges, and consistently delivering results. It’s a testament to my dedication, and the organisation’s commitment to valuing and growing internal talent. I have always had support from colleagues, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.


  1. What do you like most about the work we do here?

Making a meaningful impact in the industry. I am truly captivated by contributing to a sector that values innovation and change, while maintaining trust and compliance.


  1. What are your goals for the next year?

In the next year, I want to elevate team performance, collaborate better with my team, and help the company succeed. Personally, I aim for a better balance between work and life, with focus on well-being. I can certainly spend some time exercising, outdoor running and cycling is on my list.


  1. What is the one thing that our clients don’t know about you that they would be surprised if they found out?

I enjoy exploring the unique and unspoiled areas of South Africa, the Wild Coast and the West Coast are favourites. It’s a dimension that adds a unique flavour to how I navigate challenges, clear my head, and find innovative solutions. I find comfort in the outdoors, the beauty and sounds of nature are very calming.


  1. When you were 5 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a firefighter. Growing up, I would sometimes set things alight— a bit naughty, but the excitement of running for the water hose to put it out got my adrenaline rushing. It had a similar effect on mom and dad, which did lead to a reprimand.


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Shaun McCallaghan

"I have always had support from colleagues, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them."


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