playtech suspends chairman search appointing milne as interim board lead

playtech suspends chairman search appointing milne as interim board lead

by 27.04.2020 0 comments

Playtech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Claire Milne as Interim Company Chair, succeeding Alan Jackson who chose to end his seven-year tenure as Chairman of the FTSE250 technology group at the start of the year.

Assessing market dynamics interrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Playtech detailed that it has chosen to delay its executive search for a new permanent Chairman to replace Jackson. 

The firm’s decision to suspend its executive search took account of significant limitations and restrictions for a new chairman to undertake comprehensive governance tasks and carry out an effective induction of the company.

Playtech has settled on the interim chair appointment of Milne who has served as a Non-Executive Director of Playtech since 2016, advising governance on global compliance and legal discipline.

Milne has also served as Chair of the firm’s Risk Committee and as a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

“The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic has led us to temporarily pause the final stages of our recruitment process. I am very pleased to have been asked to act as Interim Chairman and will look to provide the necessary continuity ahead of the process concluding, “ Milne commented on her appointment. 

“On behalf of the Board and the entire management team, I would also like to thank Alan for his service to Playtech, and for his enthusiasm and his dedication to the business as a Non-Executive director since our IPO in 2006 and, in particular, as our Chairman for the last 7 years.”

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