Entain announces Stella David as next Chair of the Board of Directors

– UK, London –  Entain plc (LON: ENT), the global sports betting and gaming group, today announced the appointment of Stella David as Chair of the Board of Directors to succeed Barry Gibson who will be from the Board by the end of September 2024.

Stella was a non-executive and Senior Independent Director from 4 March 2021 and became interim CEO of Entain in December 2023.

“We are delighted that Stella will be taking over as Chair. Her extensive Board and Chair experience as well as her time as Interim CEO will be hugely beneficial to the Board and the wider Group as she takes on her new role,” said Senior Independent Director, Pierre Bouchut.

About Stella David

Stella has been interim CEO of Entain since December 2023 and was previously a non-executive director and Senior Independent Director from 4 March 2021. She is a non-executive director of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd where she is also chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is a non-executive director of the privately owned Bacardi Ltd. She was previously CEO of William Grant & Sons, following more than 15 years with Bacardi Ltd. She was chair of C&J Clark Ltd (having previously acted as interim CEO), chair of Vue International, non-executive director and senior independent director of HomeServe plc, non-executive director and remuneration committee chair at the Nationwide Building Society, and non-executive director of Domino’s Pizza Group plc.

About Entain plc

Entain plc is an FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports brands include BetCity, bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Sportingbet, Sports Interaction, STS, SuperSport, and TAB NZ; Gaming brands include Foxy Bingo, Gala, GiocoDigitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, Partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to several third-party customers on a B2B basis.

The Group has a 50/50 joint venture, BetMGM, a leader in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology and capabilities that power BetMGM as well as exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK and is the only global operator to exclusively operate in domestically regulated or regulating markets operating in over 30 territories.

Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and, is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035, and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology, and community projects.

SOURCE: https://entaingroup.com/

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