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Playtech appoints Ian Penrose as non-executive director

Staff Writer | Douglas, Isle Of Man | August 22, 2018
Ian PenrosePlaytech, a supplier of online gaming and sports betting software, announced that Ian Penrose will join the company's board as a non-executive director, from September 1, 2018.
Mr. Penrose brings over 20 years of global gaming, technology and leisure sector experience to the Board.

Mr. Penrose was CEO of Sportech PLC from 2005 to 2017 where he led the strategic repositioning and business turnaround of a declining UK focused business into a global gaming and technology business, primarily based in North America.

Prior to Sportech PLC, Mr. Penrose was CEO of Arena Leisure PLC from 2001 to 2005, where he led the development of the business into the UK's largest racecourse and media group.

He was previously the finance and corporate development director of the company from 1998 to 2000.

In addition, Mr. Penrose is currently a strategic and operational adviser to Alizeti Capital on the acquisition of the UK Tote.

Following his appointment to the Board on 1 September 2018, Mr. Penrose will be a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance, Remuneration and Nominations committees.