Roger holds the record as the longest serving CEO in the eGaming industry. Following his graduation from University where he majored in Marketing and Economics,Roger qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. In 2001, after working in various managerial roles across a number of different sectors, Roger joined Microgaming. He was instrumental in leading the company to its position as one of the world’s most successful eGaming software providers. Roger has become a significant figure within the Isle of Man business community. He is passionate about encouraging commercial growth on the Island and developing and supporting new businesses. In 2019, Roger and Chris Hobbs formed CastleTree in order to focus on the exciting opportunities in the eGaming sector.
In 1987, Chris graduated from the University of Natal with bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Chemistry. After working for a major chemical manufacturer and distributor, he moved into corporate and merchant banking, excelling in various managerial roles before joining Microgaming as an account manager in 2005. Chris went on to run the corporate affairs department for Microgaming, ensuring compliance with applicable jurisdictional laws, establishing probity policies and representing the company’s interests on the boards of various industry bodies. In order to focus on the corporate challenges that face the eGaming sector, in 2019 Chris went on to form CastleTree with Roger Raatgever.
Born and raised in Kent, Carolyn graduated with a BA degree in the arts from Leeds. Having worked in the arts and education in Yorkshire for the start of her career she moved to the Isle of Man in 2008 where she joined Microgaming as a Receptionist. Carolyn went on to support the Directors of the company and lead the administration team. She developed several staff lead initiatives and internal process applications resulting in her putting in place a global Company travel strategy. In 2019 Carolyn formed CastleTree with Roger and Chris. Having worked with Roger and Chris for over 12 years Carolyn manages the day to day running of the business in order to support them in focusing on the new opportunities within the eGaming sector that CastleTree is involved in. Carolyn is a keen motorcyclist and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends and decorating cakes!
Originally from Cape Town, Calli moved to the Isle of Man with her husband and two young boys for a new adventure in January 2020. Calli has over 9 years’ experience in compliance, particularly in corporate banking and has now joined the eGaming sector. Calli is a member of the ICA and holds an Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance. On weekends Calli can be found enjoying the outdoors and keeping active with her family.
Rob grew up in Durban. He graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and has been working as a software developer for 10 years. In 2020 Rob moved with his family to the Isle of Man to join CastleTree. When he’s not sat behind a computer programming he is out with his wife, daughter, and dogs at the park or having a run.