Playtech announces board and committee changes

By Isabella Aslam

Playtech has announced the appointment of its new Non-Executive Director Linda Marston-Weston, effective from 1 October 2021. Former Non-Executive Director Claire Milne will step down following five years on the Playtech board, effective 30 September 2021.

With over 30 years of experience working with UK and Global businesses across corporate finance, strategy, culture and leadership, former senior tax partner at Ernst & Young (EY) Marston-Weston is set to make big changes for the company. She was also Head of Tax EY Midlands, a member of the EY Midlands Board, and has a track record of mentoring entrepreneurs and building businesses, and is known for setting up a Female Entrepreneur's Network for local female-led businesses.

Meanwhile, after five years on the Playtech board, Senior Independent Director John Jackson will step down from the position and Ian Penrose will take the role, stepping down from the Nominations Committee, effective 30 September 2021. 

Other changes include John Krumins becoming a member of, and Chair of the Audit Committee, working alongside Penrose and Weston. The Nominations Committee will continue to be chaired by Brian Mattingley.

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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