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GVC Holdings PLC (GVC.L)

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17 Dec 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Feldman

49 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the board

Kenneth Alexander

46 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Paul Bowtell

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Rob Wood

2018 Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Morana

45 2018 Senior Independent Director

Jane Anscombe

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pierre Bouchut

63 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Karl Diacono

53 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Isola

58 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Virginia McDowell

58 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Feldman

Mr. Lee Michael Feldman is Non-Executive Chairman of the board of GVC Holdings PLC. Lee joined the GVC Group in December 2004 and became Chairman in 2008. He is the Managing Partner of Twin Lakes Capital, a private equity firm focused on branded consumer products, media and business services. From 2008 to 2015, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Brands: the owner of both MacKenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater, the iconic American luxury home furnishings and personal accessories companies. Lee was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Brands when Twin Lakes led the acquisition of the business. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of LRN Corporation and TLH Beauty LLC. Prior to co-founding Twin Lakes, Lee was a partner in Softbank Capital Partners. He has a B.A. and J.D. from Columbia University.

Kenneth Alexander

Mr. Kenneth J. Alexander is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of GVC Holdings PLC. Kenneth joined GVC as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2007. On the re-domiciliation of Gaming VC Holdings S.A. to the Isle of Man and its renaming as GVC Holdings plc, he became a Director of GVC Holdings plc in January 2010. He was formerly Finance Director, then Managing Director, of the European operations of Sportingbet plc, which he joined in 2000. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and previously worked for Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Paul Bowtell

Mr. Paul Bowtell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Paul joined GVC in March 2018 as Chief Financial Officer following GVC’s acquisition of the Ladbrokes Coral Group. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience across the UK retail sector and brings significant financial and commercial knowledge to the Board. Prior to joining GVC, Paul held the same position at Ladbrokes Coral. Previous to this he was CFO of First Choice Holidays PLC and became Chief Financial Officer of TUI Travel PLC after its merger with First Choice Holidays PLC. He has also held a number of senior positions with Centrica, WHSmith and Forte. Paul is also Chairman of Alua Hotels, a privately owned company. He was previously a Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chairman of Capita Plc between 2010 and 2017 and a Non-Executive Director of Sthree Plc from November 2007 to April 2014.

Rob Wood

Mr. Rob Wood is Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Rob Wood has been with the group for six years and is the CFO of the Ladbrokes Coral UK Retail business, the largest division in GVC, having originally joined Coral Retail as the Business Development and Strategy Director. He has played a key role in Retail delivering synergies of more than £80m from the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral and has been instrumental in driving a multi-channel offering and the detailed planning for a post-Triennial Review environment.

Stephen Morana

Mr. Stephen Gavin Morana is Senior Independent Director of the Company. He was Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Stephen Morana joined the GVC Board on 2 February 2016 and is widely recognised for his e-commerce expertise, particularly as a specialist in the online gaming sector having spent ten years as part of the management team at Betfair plc. Stephen joined Betfair in 2002, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer in 2012. After Betfair, Stephen spent over three years at Zoopla Property Group Plc as Chief Financial Officer, where he helped them join the FTSE 250 in June 2014. Stephen joined the Board of GVC following the successful acquisition of bwin.party digital entertainment plc and the enlarged Group’s move to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Stephen was until recently a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of boohoo.com plc, the high growth fast fashion business. Stephen is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an alumnus of the executive management programme at INSEAD.

Jane Anscombe

Ms. Jane Anscombe serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jane joined the GVC Board in June 2017. She has more than 30 years of experience in the gaming, leisure and entertainment sectors, primarily as an equity research analyst. She retired from equity research in spring 2017 having been a gaming and entertainment analyst at Edison Investment Research since its formation in 2003. Prior to that she was an independent equity research analyst from 1999 to 2003, and before that a leisure sector analyst at Investec Henderson Crosthwaite from 1998 to 1999. Prior to this Jane served as the Director of Investor Relations at Carlton Communications plc from 1997 to 1998, having joined from The Rank Group plc where she was the Director of Investor Relations between 1993 and 1997. From 1981 to 1993, Jane was an equity research analyst at de Zoete & Bevan and then Barclays de Zoete Wedd, where she was a director of BZW Research Ltd. Jane has a first class BA honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Brasenose College, Oxford.

Pierre Bouchut

Mr. Pierre B. Bouchut is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Over the last 40 years Mr Bouchut has worked in senior management roles in finance, European retail and European property. He is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee at Hammerson plc and Firmenich SA and a director and chairman of the audit, accounts and risks committee of Albioma SA. He is also a non-executive director of GeoPost SA. Mr Bouchut was the chief operating officer for Europe and Indonesia at Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (2016-2018), chief financial officer at Delhaize Group SA (2012-2016), Carrefour SA (2009-2012), Schneider Electric SA (2005-2009) and Casino (1995-2003), where he also served as the chief executive officer from 2003 to 2005. He has also been a non-executive director of La Rinascente SPA and a non-executive member of the advisory boards of Qualium Investissement and Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) SA.

Karl Diacono

Mr. Karl James Diacono is an Independent Non-Executive Director of GVC Holdings PLC. He joined the GVC Board as a Nonexecutive Director in December 2008, having previously served on the Board of Directors of Gaming VC Holdings S.A. He holds a Masters Degree in Management and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Fenlex Corporate Services Limited, a corporate service provider based in Malta. He is also a non-executive director of various trading and holding companies as well as other online gaming companies. He is actively involved in the hospitality industry. Karl is also a director of a number of Maltese subsidiaries of the GVC Group to which Fenlex Corporate Services Limited also provides certain administrative services. He is a Maltese citizen.

Peter Isola

Mr. Peter Isola is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Peter Isola joined the GVC Board in 2016 following the move to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange as an expert in gaming law and regulation with experience advising numerous e-commerce clients. Peter Isola is the Senior Partner of ISOLAS, Gibraltar’s longest established law firm. He is a Gibraltarian, domiciled in Gibraltar, and in 1982 was called to the Bar of England and Wales and also Gibraltar. Peter has worked in the gaming and financial services sector all of his professional life and is widely recognised and respected as a leading expert in gaming and regulation. Peter is a former President of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and advises the Government of Gibraltar on a number of committees in both financial services and gaming. He is also a director of a number of Gibraltar regulated firms in financial services, gaming and e-commerce including the Gibraltar International Bank, Callaghan Insurance Brokers and Broadband Gibraltar Limited. He was appointed a Commissioner to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in March 2017.

Virginia McDowell

Ms. Virginia M. McDowell is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Virginia has 35 years of experience working in the US gaming industry and is the current Vice Chairperson of Global Gaming Women, a non-profit organisation with a mission to support, inspire and influence the development of women in the gaming industry through education and mentoring. Virginia was the President and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in the United States from 2011 until her retirement in 2016, and the president and COO of Isle of Capri from 2007 to 2011. Prior to this she was the Chief Information Officer at Trump Entertainment Resorts from 2005 to 2007 and Senior Vice President of operations, sales and marketing at Argosy Gaming Company from 1997 until that business was acquired in 2005. From 1984 to 1996 Virginia was promoted through various roles in Tropicana Casino and Resort before departing as Vice President of business development in 1996.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Lee Feldman

10,083,000

Kenneth Alexander

20,662,000

Paul Bowtell

--

Rob Wood

--

Stephen Morana

95,000

Jane Anscombe

67,000

Pierre Bouchut

--

Karl Diacono

100,000

Peter Isola

100,000

Virginia McDowell

--
As Of  31 Dec 2017