RNS Number : 0776M
17 September 2021
('Playtech' or the 'Company')
Board & Committee Changes
Playtech plc (LSE: PTEC) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Linda Marston-Weston to the Board as a Non-Executive Director,
with effect from 1 October 2021.
Formerly a senior tax partner at EY, Linda brings more than 30
years' experience of working with UK and Global businesses and
across corporate finance, strategy, tax, culture, and leadership.
In addition to being a member of the EY Midlands Board, Linda was
also Head of Tax EY Midlands. Linda has a track record of building
businesses and nurturing entrepreneurs, having set up a Female
Entrepreneur's Network, for local female led businesses.
Playtech will also benefit from Linda's passion for, and
experience in, delivering diversity and inclusion initiatives. At
EY Midlands Linda was People Partner and led its People Strategy.
Linda was also partner sponsor for, and established many local
Midlands Networks within EY, including the EY Women's Network and
BAME Network. Outside of EY, she established a local cross business
female mentoring network, and acts as mentor to several upcoming
talented women. Linda is currently Head of the Transaction Tax team
at Cooper Parry, the accountancy firm.
There are no further disclosures required under LR 9.6.13 in
respect of this appointment.
Following five years on the Playtech Board John Jackson, Senior
Independent Director, and Claire Milne, Non-Executive Director, are
to step down with effect from 30 September 2021. John and Claire
have overseen many years of strategic and operational growth at
Playtech and leave the Company well positioned for its next phase
of growth and development. John was appointed to the Board in
January 2016 and has most recently served as Chair of the Audit
Committee. Claire was appointed to the Board in July 2016 and
served as Group Interim Chair between May 2020 and May 2021.
Appointment of Senior Independent Director
From 30 September 2021, Ian Penrose will become Senior
From 30 September 2021, John Krumins will become a member of,
and Chair of the Audit Committee, working alongside Ian Penrose and
Linda, who will become a member of the Audit Committee upon joining
the Board. Anna Massion and John Krumins will join the Nominations
Committee, which Ian Penrose will step down from. The Nominations
Committee will continue to be chaired by Brian Mattingley.
Anna Massion will Chair the Risk Committee, supported by John
Krumins and Ian Penrose. Ian remains Chair of the Remuneration
Committee, with Linda joining Anna as a member of the
Brian Mattingley, Non-Executive Chairman, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Linda to the Board. In addition to
her significant work in the areas of people, diversity and
inclusion, Linda will bring a huge amount of experience, strategic
insight, and technical expertise to Playtech having spent more than
three decades advising businesses at board level. We all look
forward to working with her as we enter the next stage of the
Group's growth and development.
"On behalf of the Board, I'd like to express our thanks and
appreciation to John and Claire for their contribution to
Playtech's development over the last five years which has been
central in laying the foundations for the next phase ahead. Claire,
in her role as Interim Chair, and John as Senior Independent
Director, brought invaluable experience, leadership and stability
to the governance of the Company."
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For further information please contact:
Chris McGinnis, Director of
Investor Relations & Strategic
James Newman, Director of Corporate
Affairs +44 (0) 1624 645 954
Headland (PR adviser to Playtech)
Lucy Legh, Stephen Malthouse +44 (0) 20 3805 4822
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the
London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling
and financial trading industries with c.6,400 employees across 24
Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company
delivering business intelligence driven gambling software,
services, content and platform technology across the industry's
most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino,
sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer
of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform
technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data driven
marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and
responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across
product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in
regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data driven
gambling technology across the retail and online value chain.
Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry's
leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and
government sponsored entities such as lotteries. Playtech directly
owns and operates Snaitech, the leading sports betting and gaming
company in online and retail in Italy.
Playtech's Financials Division, Finalto, is a technology leader
in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a
B2B and B2C basis.
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