(PRESS RELEASE) — Playtech plc is pleased to announce that Susan Ball will join the company’s board as a Non-Executive Director, 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 sports betting 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.
Following her appointment to the Board on 1 August, Susan will be a member of the Audit, Risk, Remuneration and Nominations committees.
Alan Jackson, Chairman of Playtech plc, said, “The Board is delighted to welcome Susan to Playtech. Susan’s appointment as an independent Non-Executive Director represents another step forward in the evolution of Playtech’s Board and the continued progress of the Company. Susan brings a wealth of experience of the global gambling market with a focus on digital growth strategies which will be of particular benefit to Playtech and the continued execution of its strategic goals.”