Playtech, a leading supplier of online gaming and sports betting software, announced today that the company has selected Brian Mattingley as Non-Executive Chairman. The new appointment will take effect on 1 June 2021.
According to the official announcement, Mattingley will leave his position as Chairman of 888 Holdings where he served for nearly 5 years. Mattingley will replace Claire Milne as Chairman of Playtech, who has served as the Interim Chairman of the company since May 2020.
Playtech mentioned that remuneration for Mattingley has been set at £338,000 per annum. Mattingley has extensive experience in the gambling industry as he first joined 888 Holdings in 2005 as a Non-Executive Director. Mattingley held senior roles at various companies including Gala Group, Ritz Bingo, Kingfisher Plc and Dee Corporation Plc.
Commenting on the recent announcement, Mattingley said: “I’m very pleased to be joining Playtech, at such an exciting time in the company’s development. Playtech is ideally placed to continue to build on its market leadership position, and I look forward to working with everyone at Playtech to drive forward its strategy and capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”
Focus on Growth
Playtech mentioned in the official announcement that the company is planning to take advantage of the broad experience of Mattingley to focus on growth. Founded in 1999, Playtech is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has nearly 6,400 employees across 24 countries.
“In selecting the new Chair, we wanted to appoint an individual with significant online gambling experience and a track record of delivering high levels of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement in a highly regulated and fast-growing industry. Over the course of the last 30 years, Brian has delivered strongly in these areas and has been at the forefront of the development of our industry. We are delighted that someone of Brian’s caliber is joining the Board and look forward to benefitting from his experience to support our continued progress and growth,” Claire Milne, Interim Chairman mentioned in the official announcement.