People: Sportech PLC (ROD.L)

ROD.L on London Stock Exchange

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Withers

71 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ian Penrose

47 2005 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Cliff Baty

42 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Luisa Wright

35 2011 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Nicola McCabe

2012 Group Financial Controller

Ian Hogg

49 2010 Chief Operating Officer, UK and Online, Executive Director

Richard Boardley

Director - Corporate Affairs

Mickey Kalifa

Corporate Development Director

Bob Mercer

2012 Corporate Development Corporate Development Executive

Richard Roberts

2013 Non-Executive Director

Lorne Weil

67 2010 Non-Executive Director

David McKeith

61 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

J. Peter Williams

59 2011 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Seema Shah

2014 EA - Chief Executive

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Withers

Mr. Roger D. Withers is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sportech PLC. Roger was appointed Chairman in February 2011. Roger has over 40 years’ experience in the leisure and gaming industries across senior management and board positions in market leading companies including Ladbrokes, Bass, BMLS and Coral Racing. Roger held the position of Executive Chairman of Bass Leisure South Africa before retiring from Bass in 1998. Since then Roger has held a number of other Non-executive Directorships, including Chairman of Arena Leisure PLC, Senior Non-executive Director of Sportech PLC, as well as Directorships with a number of substantial privately held companies in the property, technology, publishing and exhibitions sectors. Roger is also currently Chairman of FTSE 250 leading gaming software provider, Playtech Limited.

Ian Penrose

Mr. Ian Penrose Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Ian was appointed Chief Executive in October 2005 and has led the turnaround of Sportech from a declining and UK-centric business with very high levels of debt into one of the world’s leading pools and tote gaming companies. He was previously Chief Executive of Arena Leisure PLC, which he joined in 1998, shortly after the formation of the company, and left in September 2005, having built the UK’s largest horseracing and media group. Ian is also a Trustee of the National Football Museum.

Cliff Baty

Mr. Cliff Baty is Chief Financial Officer, Director of Sportech PLC., since May 13, 2013. He joins from Ladbrokes plc, where he is currently Finance Director of both its International businesses and Corporate Development. Prior to this, he was Finance Director of its eGaming business. Cliff has been with Ladbrokes for 7 years and prior to that was Group Financial Controller of Hilton Group plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, where he worked for 10 years.

Luisa Wright

Ms. Luisa Wright is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Luisa was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in February 2011. She joined the Company from Olswang LLP, where she specialised for over ten years in advising clients in the gambling, sport and media sectors. As Group General Counsel of Sportech PLC, Luisa provides legal advice to the Board and senior management and coordinates legal and regulatory advice across the Group.

Nicola McCabe

Ian Hogg

Mr. Ian C. Hogg is Chief Operating Officer, UK and Online, Executive Director of Sportech PLC . Ian was appointed to the Board in October 2010. From 2005 to 2009, Ian was a founding shareholder and Managing Director of Better, the UK betting shop business, which he built up to an estate of 44 shops and then merged with the Jennings betting shop chain. From 1998 to 2004, he was the Director of Online at Arena Leisure PLC and was seconded for 18 months as Managing Director of At The Races. Previously Ian has been a consultant to BSkyB and Tote Tasmania. Ian was also Chairman of Fox Poker Club until its recent sale to Genting Plc.

Richard Boardley

Mickey Kalifa

Bob Mercer

Richard Roberts

Mr. Richard Roberts has been appointed as President - Digital, US, Executive Director of Sportech PLC., with effective 14 July 2014. Rich currently serves as CEO of Slingo, Inc. the gambling, mobile social games and entertainment licensing business which was bought by Real Networks in 2013. From 2005 to 2010, he was Vice President of Business Development and Sales at PlayFirst Inc. the social, mobile and video games company, and from 1999 to 2005, he was Vice President of Digital Distribution at Hasbro Interactive. Prior to this, Rich held positions at several organisations on both east and west coasts of the USA.

Lorne Weil

Mr. Lorne Weil is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Lorne was appointed Non-executive Director in October 2010 and brings more than 20 years’ of wide-ranging gaming industry experience to the Board. Lorne is Chairman and Chief Executive Offi cer (“CEO”) of Scientifi c Games Corporation Inc., roles he has performed since 1991, apart from January 2009 to November 2010 when he had originally stepped down as CEO, prior to being asked to resume this role again. During his tenure, Lorne built a global leader in providing customised, end-to-end gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organisations worldwide. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, where he is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Entrepreneurship Center.

David McKeith

Mr. David McKeith is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since August 25, 2011 and chairs the Audit Committee. He has around 30 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and tax adviser in large professional fi rms, latterly as offi ce senior partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Manchester. Since 2008 he has developed a portfolio of non-executive roles. He is chairman of the Halle Orchestra and of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and, until September 2012, was a Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of NCC Group PLC.

J. Peter Williams

Mr. J. Peter Wodehouse Williams was appointed Senior Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in February 2011. Peter is the Senior Independent Director of ASOS plc and a Non-executive Director of Cineworld Group plc; Chairman of both Erno Laszlo, a luxury skincare business based in New York, and Without Prejudice, a men’s formalwear brand; Non-executive Director of Silverstone Holdings Limited; and a trustee of the Design Council. In the past he has also served on the boards of the EMI group, Blacks Leisure Group plc, JJB Sports plc, GCap Media plc and Capital Radio Group plc. In his executive career, he was Chief Executive at Alpha Group plc and prior to that Chief Executive of Selfridges plc where he also acted as Chief Financial Offi cer for over ten years.

Seema Shah

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