Online gaming and financial trading systems provider Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) has announced that Susan Ball will join the Company’s Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective August 1, 2018.
Susan Ball is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ senior finance and board level experience in the gambling, leisure and consumer industries, with a focus in the last 15 years on online, high-growth businesses, data analytics and digital strategies.
Susan’s previous gambling sector experience includes being a Non-Executive Director at sportsbetting company, Kambi Group plc, from 2014 until June 2018, where she was Chair of the Audit Committee. Prior to that, Susan was CFO for Swedish-listed online gambling group, Unibet Group plc from 2002 to 2007, and CFO at the AIM-listed, European gambling business, Praesepe plc from 2007 to 2009. She is currently Non-Executive Director at Gambling.com Group plc, where she also sits on the Remuneration and Audit Committees.
Outside the gambling sector, Susan is a Non-Executive Director of Bannatyne Group plc, and mentors online scale-up businesses. She is a fellow of the ICAEW.
Following her appointment to the Board on August 1, Susan will be a member of the Audit, Risk, Remuneration and Nominations committees.
Alan Jackson, Chairman of Playtech plc, said:
The Board is delighted to welcome Susan to Playtech. Susan’s appointment as an independent Non-Executive Director represents another step forward in the evolution of Playtech’s Board and the continued progress of the Company. Susan brings a wealth of experience of the global gambling market with a focus on digital growth strategies which will be of particular benefit to Playtech and the continued execution of its strategic goals.