888 Holdings appoints Ron McMillan to Board as independent Non-Executive Director

– GIBRALTAR – 888 Holdings, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers, is pleased to announce that Ron McMillan has today been appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive Director and as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee. Amos Pickel will step aside as Chairman of the Audit Committee and will continue in his role as independent non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee.

With effect from 15 May 2014, the membership of the Audit Committee is as follows:

  • Ron McMillan (Chairman)
  • Amos Pickel
  • John Anderson

Commenting on the appointment, the Company’s Chairman, Richard Kilsby, said: “With his extensive experience of boards and audit committees of major listed companies, Ron brings a wealth of experience to 888.  This will be of considerable benefit as the Company continues to grow and pursue its strategic objectives.  He will be a valuable addition to the Board and the Audit Committee and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us.

I would also like to personally thank Amos Pickel for his dedication and commitment in fulfilling the role of Chairman of the Audit Committee on a transitional basis until now. Amos will continue as a non-executive Director on our Board as well as fulfilling the roles of Chairman of our Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee.”

Ron spent the whole of his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a partner for 28 years until his retirement on 31 March 2013.  In addition to acting as the engagement leader on a number of major listed companies, Ron was the Global Finance Partner, Northern Regional Chairman of the UK firm and Deputy Chairman and Head of Assurance for the Middle East firm.  Ron is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of N Brown Group Plc.  He also acts as a consultant to PwC in the Middle East.

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