Playtech PLC (PTEC.L)
PTEC.L on London Stock Exchange
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|2013||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|2007||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2017||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director|
|2016||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2019||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2019||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2016||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2018||Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications|
|Mr. Alan Marchant Jackson is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Playtech PLC. He has over 40 years’ experience in the leisure industry. From 1973 to 1991, he occupied a number of positions at Whitbread, both in the UK and internationally, principally as Managing Director of Beefeater Steak Houses and also the Whitbread restaurant division where he was responsible for the creation and development of the Beefeater, Travel Inn and TGI Friday brands and was responsible for Whitbread’s international restaurant development. In 1991, he founded Inn Business Group plc, which was acquired by Punch Taverns plc in 1999. He was Chairman of The Restaurant Group plc from 2001 until he retired from this position in 2016. He stepped down from his role as Deputy Chairman and Senior Non-executive Director at Redrow plc in September 2014.|
|Mr. Mor Weizer is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Playtech PLC. Prior to being appointed CEO, Mor was the Chief Executive Officer of one of the Group’s subsidiaries, Techplay Marketing Ltd., which required him to oversee the Group’s licensee relationship management, product management for new licensees and the Group’s marketing activities. Before joining Playtech, Mor worked for Oracle for over four years, initially as a development consultant and then as a product manager, which involved creating sales and consulting channels on behalf of Oracle Israel and Oracle Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of roles, including as an auditor and financial consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a system analyst for Tadiran Electronic Systems Limited, an Israeli company that designs electronic warfare systems.|
|Mr. Andrew Smith is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as Playtech’s Chief Financial Officer on 10 January 2017, having joined the Group in 2015. Having qualified as a solicitor with Ashurst in 2001, Andrew moved into investment banking, first with ABN AMRO and then with Deutsche Bank, specialising in both the Technology and Leisure sectors. Andrew joined Playtech in 2015 as Head of Investor Relations.|
|Ms. Susan Ball has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective from 1 August 2018. Susan is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years' senior finance and board level experience in the gambling, leisure and consumer industries, with a focus in the last 15 years on online, high-growth businesses, data analytics and digital strategies. Susan's previous gambling sector experience includes being a Non-Executive Director at sportsbetting company, Kambi Group plc, from 2014 until June 2018, where she was Chair of the Audit Committee. Prior to that, Susan was CFO for Swedish-listed online gambling group, Unibet Group plc from 2002 to 2007, and CFO at the AIM-listed, European gambling business, Praesepe plc from 2007 to 2009. She is currently Non-Executive Director at Gambling.com Group plc, where she also sits on the Remuneration and Audit Committees. Outside the gambling sector, Susan is a Non-Executive Director of Bannatyne Group plc, and mentors online scale-up businesses. She is a fellow of the ICAEW.|
|Mr. Ian Penrose has been appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company effective from 1 September 2018. Ian brings over 20 years of global gaming, technology and leisure sector experience to the Board. He was CEO of Sportech PLC from 2005 to 2017 where he led the strategic repositioning and business turnaround of a declining UK focused business into a global gaming and technology business, primarily based in North America. His strategic and operational knowledge of international regulated gaming markets, particularly in the US, will bring valuable experience to the Board. Prior to Sportech PLC, Ian was CEO of Arena Leisure PLC from 2001 to 2005, where he led the development of the business into the UK's largest racecourse and media group. Ian was previously the finance and corporate development director of the company from 1998 to 2000.|
|Mr. John E. Jackson is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. John is a qualified accountant and his previous roles include Group Chief Executive of Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited from 2007 to 2015, Group Retail and Leisure Director of Virgin Group Limited from 1998 to 2007, and Managing Director of Body Shop International from 1988 to 1994. He is currently Non-executive Chairman of Wilko Holdings Limited, Non-executive Chairman of Game Digital PLC and Non-executive Chairman of Rick Stein Group. John is a qualified accountant and his previous roles include Group Chief Executive of Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited from 2007 to 2015, Group Retail and Leisure Director of Virgin Group Limited from 1998 to 2007, and Managing Director of Body Shop International from 1988 to 1994. He is currently Non-executive Chairman of Wilko Holdings Limited, Non-executive Chairman of Game Digital PLC and Non-executive Chairman of Rick Stein Group. John brings a wealth of consumer industry experience combined with a strong accountancy and financial background.|
|Mr. John Krumins is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He brings over 20 years' experience in corporate finance, technology and complex project management. He spent nearly 15 years at Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director and subsequently worked at both Deutsche Bank and Société Générale. He is currently the Chairman of Wavex Technology Ltd, which provides IT services support and business service management products to SMEs. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. John's significant non-executive experience also includes his current role as an Independent Non-Executive Director of OrganOx Ltd, his role as a Trustee at Big Education Trust and acting as Finance Committee Chairman & Trustee of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Beyond his current role at Wavex, John has extensive experience of advising companies involved in technology and data analytics including both Hogg Robinson Group PLC, (2016-2018) and Intent HQ (2013-2016) where he was a Non-Executive Director. John also brings noteworthy regulatory experience from his previous role as a panel member of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority from 2013 to 2018.|
|Ms. Anna Massion is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has been working in Investment Banking and Asset Management for over 15 years and is widely respected as a global gambling industry expert. Based in the US, Anna's sector knowledge and business network reaches beyond North America and she will bring a strong fiscal and analytical skillset to the Board. Anna joined PAR Capital Management, which has over $5 billion in assets under management, in 2014, where she is responsible for idea generation and portfolio maintenance. Prior to joining PAR Capital Management, Anna held positions at leading financial institutions including JP Morgan, Marathon Asset Management and Hedgeye Risk Management. Since 2014, Anna has been an investor in the gambling sector across the UK, US and Europe, with an impressive investment track record of returns. She has a history of having constructive dialogue with her portfolio companies and has also provided strategic advice to the existing Playtech management team over the years.|
|Ms. Claire Milne is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, is a member of The Law Society of Scotland, a Manx Advocate and a Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Licensing Executive Society and the Society for Computers and the Law, a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and was Chair of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission from 2007-2012. She is currently a Partner and Team Leader within the Intellectual Property and Science & Technology teams for Appleby in the Isle of Man. Claire is a recognised industry expert in eGaming and technology law and regulation, with over 20 years’ experience advising gaming and financial services clients as an in-house and private practice lawyer.|
|Mr. Andrew G. Thomas is no longer Senior Independent Non-executive Director of Playtech PLC., effective 15 May 2019. He has enjoyed a career as an accountant and businessman, much of which has been within the leisure industry. Andrew is currently Chairman of Randalls Limited, a family-owned pub company in Jersey, where he lives. Andrew previously served as Chairman of The Greenalls Group plc and as a Non-executive Director of a number of private and public companies. He is the founding partner of the Cheshirebased accounting firm, Moors Andrew Thomas & Co. LLP. Andrew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute of Taxation. Andrew combines many years’ detailed experience of advising on taxation matters, with financial expertise both as a Chartered Accountant and sitting as a Non-executive Director of a number of publicly listed companies.|
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