International Game Technology (IGT) has named Dorothy Costa as its new global head of people and transformation, while it has also appointed Mario Di Loreto as an executive vice president and senior advisor to group chief executive Marco Sala.
Costa moves into the new role having previously served as IGT’s vice president of people and transformation for North America.
She has more than 26 years of human resources experience, including 22 years in the lottery and gaming industry.
In her new position, Costa will have strategic oversight for the IGT people and transformation function.
This will cover all business unit’s senior people partners and the total rewards, diversity and inclusion, organisation transformation, as well as talent management.
“I wish to congratulate Dorothy Costa, whom I will be working with closely as she takes on the role of global head of people and transformation and we continue to advance IGT’s leadership by attracting and cultivating our industry’s foremost talent,” Sala said.
Meanwhile, Di Loreto will transition into his role from his previous position as IGT executive vice president of people and transformation. Di Loreto’s new role will last until at least the end of 2020.
“I would like to thank Mario Di Loreto for his successful transformation of IGT human resources into the people and transformation organisation, and for implementing a strategic operating model that has greatly benefitted our company and global workforce,” Sala said.
Confirmation of the double appointment comes after IGT last week implemented a temporary furlough programme for its staff in the US as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The furlough will impact 2,300 employees and last for eight weeks, with staff to continue receiving health and welfare benefits for the duration.