Encompass has appointed Chris Walters to the position of chief executive officer.

Walters, who joins the playout firm from his role as chief operating officer of The Weather Company, will be responsible for day-to-day operations of Encompass around the world.

He will replace Bill Tillson who will assume the role of executive chairman.

Tillson said: “Chris brings deep industry operating experience to Encompass along with demonstrated success executing OTT strategies which is the next generation of growth for our customers.”

Tillson took on the role of co-chief executive along with Encompass board member and investor Ed Horowitz two years ago following Simon Bax’s departure from the business.

As well as its facility on Stephen Street in London, Encompass has bases in the US, Argentina and Singapore.