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Sportech PLC (ROD.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Withers

72 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ian Penrose

49 2005 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Mickey Kalifa

48 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Bob Mercer

2014 Finance Director

Luisa Wright

36 2011 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Nicola McCabe

2012 Group Financial Controller

Richard Boardley

Director - Corporate Affairs

David McKeith

63 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

J. Peter Williams

61 2011 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Seema Shah

2014 EA - Chief Executive

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Withers

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. He was appointed as Non-executive Chairman of AIM listed Safecharge International Group Limited in March 2014 and has previously held a number of non-executive Directorships, including Chairman of Playtech Ltd, Chairman of Arena Leisure PLC and Executive Chairman of Bass Leisure South Africa. Roger has also held senior management and board positions in market leading companies including Ladbrokes, Bass, BLMS and Coral Racing, as well as Directorships with a number of substantial privately held companies in the property, technology, publishing and exhibitions sectors.

Ian Penrose

Ian Penrose Chief Executive, Executive Director of Sportech Plc. 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, whom 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.

Mickey Kalifa

Mr. Mickey Kalifa has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company, effective 3 March 2016. Mickey has served as Corporate Development Director of Sportech for the last six years and during this time has played an important role in the acquisition and subsequent development of the Company's activities in North America. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), Mickey has extensive experience in finance and executive director roles, in the UK and US, with some of the world's largest media and technology companies, including Young & Rubicam, Disney, Time Warner, BSkyB and Liberty Media. His appointment has been made following the completion of an appropriate search process.

Bob Mercer

Luisa Wright

Luisa Wright is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Sportech Plc. 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

Richard Boardley

David McKeith

David McKeith is an Non-Executive Independent Director of Sportech Plc. David was appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director in August 2011 and chairs the Audit Committee. He has around 30 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and tax adviser in large professional firms, latterly as office 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. In July 2013 he was appointed as a non-executive director of Norcros Plc, where he is senior independent director and Audit Committee Chairman.

J. Peter Williams

J. Peter Wodehouse Williams is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Sportech Plc. Peter was appointed Senior Independent Non-executive Director in February 2011. Peter is Chairman of boohoo.com plc, Jaeger and Mister Spex, an online retailer based in Berlin. He is also a non-executive Director of Rightmove plc and Cineworld Group plc; and a trustee of the Design Council. In the past he has also served on the boards of ASOS plc, the EMI group, Silverstone Holdings Limited, 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 Officer for over ten years.

Seema Shah

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