UK – Betfair Group plc announces the appointment of Zillah Byng-Maddick as a Non-Executive Director. Zillah will join the Company with effect from close of business at the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on the 5th September 2013 and will be a member of the audit committee.
Zillah was Chief Financial Officer of Trader Media Group, one of Europe’s largest multimedia publishers, from 2009, serving latterly as interim Chief Executive until July 2013. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Mecom Group plc.
Prior to this Zillah was Finance Director of Fitness First Group Ltd, from 2006-2009, and prior to that she was CFO of the Thresher Group. Zillah has also previously held senior finance positions with GE Capital and HMV Media Group and qualified as an accountant with Nestle UK Ltd.
In accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association, Zillah will retire, and be eligible for re-appointment by shareholders, at the Company’s Annual General Meeting in 2014.
Commenting on the appointment Betfair’s Chairman, Gerald Corbett said: “Zillah is an experienced finance professional who has worked at the top of a number of consumer facing businesses. We all welcome her to the Betfair Board”.
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