Scientific Games brings in Garland as new HR chief

Scientific Games, the former lottery business of Light & Wonder, has appointed Mona Garland as its new chief human resources officer.


In the role, Garland will lead Scientific Games’ global people strategy along with employee-focused programmes and initiatives, including talent acquisition and retention, learning and development, diversity, equity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and workplace culture.


Garland brings over 25 years of experience in building and implementing HR strategies, programmes and infrastructure that develop, engage and retain talent to enable business success at global organisations including General Electric and Brambles.

Most recently, she was chief inclusion and diversity officer at a global building materials organisation, a role in which she worked with key stakeholders to create and advance an inclusion and diversity vision, strategy and initiatives.

“Our people are our greatest asset in serving our customers,” Scientific Games’ chief executive Pat McHugh said. “Mona is a dynamic leader with a passion for coaching and developing talent to evolve organisations.

“We look forward to the tremendous impact she and our human resources team will have on our current employees, as well as expanding and further diversifying our workforce for the continued growth of our global business.”

The Scientific Games lottery business is now under the control of private equity company Brookfield Business Partners, having been sold by Light & Wonder in April for $5.8bn.