Playtech reshuffles board, appoints former EY executive
profane restructures its board of directors, the company announced on Friday. The gaming tech company has appointed a former senior tax partner at EY Linda Marston-Weston as non-executive director, while two of her board members step down.
Marston-Weston’s appointment effective October 1, 2021. She brings “over 30 years of experience” working with UK and global companies in the areas of corporate finance, strategy, tax, culture and leadership, according to a press release.
In addition to being responsible for tax at EY Midlands, Marston-Weston was also a member of the company’s board of directors.. Additionally, “Linda has a track record of building businesses and training entrepreneurs, having established a network of women entrepreneurs for local women-led businesses,” Playtech described.
The new non-executive director was People Partner at EY Midlands and led its People strategy, and has experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives.. She is currently responsible for the Transaction Tax team within an accounting firm Cooper parry.
“Linda will bring tremendous experience, strategic vision and technical expertise to Playtech after spending more than three decades advising companies at the board level,” said Brian Mattingley, non-executive chairman. According to Mattingley, she will play a key role as the group enters its next stage of “growth and development”.
The two board members the company has revealed to have resigned are John Jackson, Senior Independent Direct, and Claire Milne, a non-executive director, after five years on the Playtech board.. This is expected to come into effect on September 30.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
Jackson was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2016 and most recently served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Milne was appointed to Playtech’s board of directors in July 2016 and served as interim chairman of the group between May 2020 and May 2021.
The supplier also announced the appointment of Senior Independent Director Ian Penrose, effective September 30, and a series of committee changes. John Krumins will become chairman of the audit committee, along with Penrose and Marston-Weston, who will also become a member of the committee after joining the board of directors.
The Nominations Committee, which will continue to be chaired by Brian Mattingley, will see Anna Massion and John Krumins join Ian Penrose. Massion will also chair the risk committee, supported by Krumins and Penrose, the latter to remain chairman of the compensation committee.