Playtech announces Brian Mattingley to its Board of Directors as upcoming Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, London –  Playtech PLC (LON: PTEC) today announced the appointment of Brian Mattingley to its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman effective on 1 June 2021, succeeding Claire Milne, who has served as Interim Chairman since May 2020.

Brian will be stepping down as Chairman of 888 Holdings Plc.

“In selecting the new Chair, we wanted to appoint an individual with significant online gambling experience and a track record of delivering high levels of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement in a highly regulated and fast-growing industry. Over the course of the last 30 years Brian has delivered strongly in these areas and has been at the forefront of the development of our industry. We are delighted that someone of Brian’s calibre is joining the Board and look forward to benefitting from his experience to support our continued progress and growth.” said Interim Chairman, Claire Milne.

John Jackson, Senior Independent Director, commented: “On behalf of the Board of Playtech I would like to express our thanks to Claire for serving as Interim Chairman. Claire has provided continuity and stability during the pandemic, helping to enable Playtech to deliver a strong performance in 2020.”

About Brian Mattingley

Brian brings considerable PLC Board experience to the role, as well as his extensive experience in the gambling and leisure industries. Brian first joined 888 Holdings in 2005 as a Non-Executive Director, before being appointed CEO in March 2012, and has been Non-Executive Chairman since March 2016. Before 888, Brian was CEO of Gala Regional Developments and held senior roles with Gala Group, Ritz Bingo, Kingfisher Plc, and Dee Corporation Plc.

Brian Mattingley, Chairman Designate, commented: “I’m very pleased to be joining Playtech, at such an exciting time in the Company’s development. Playtech is ideally placed to continue to build on its market leadership position and I look forward to working with everyone at Playtech to drive forward its strategy and capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”

About Playtech

Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries with c.6,400 employees across 24 countries.

Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading technology company delivering business intelligence-driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry’s most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omnichannel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data-driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.

Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data-driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry’s leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups, and government-sponsored entities such as lotteries. Playtech directly owns and operates Snaitech, the leading sports betting and gaming company in online and retail in Italy.

Playtech’s Financials Division, Finalto, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.

For more information: https://www.playtech.com/

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