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Board of Directors

Alan Jackson

Appointment to the Board:
Alan was appointed to the Board in 2006 on the Company’s flotation on the Alternative Investment Market and became Chairman in October 2013 following the retirement of Roger Withers.

Career:
Alan has over 30 years’ experience in the leisure industry. From 1973 to 1991, he occupied a number of positions at Whitbread, principally as managing director of Beefeater steakhouse and also the Whitbread restaurant division where he was responsible for the creation and development of the Beefeater, Travel Inn and TGI Friday brands and was responsible for Whitbread’s international restaurant development. In 1991, he founded Inn Business Group plc, which was acquired by Punch Taverns plc in 1999. He has been Chairman of The Restaurant Group plc since 2001. He is also Deputy Chairman and Senior Nonexecutive Director at Redrow plc.

Skills, competences and experience:
Having held several board positions in both an executive and non-executive capacity in a variety of listed companies in the UK, he brings substantial experience of working in public and private companies, along with strategic and leadership experience.

Board committees:
He is chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Risk & Compliance Committees.

Mor Weizer

Appointment to the Board:
Mor was appointed as Playtech’s Chief Executive Officer in May 2007.

Career:
Prior to being appointed CEO, Mor was the chief executive officer of one of the Group’s subsidiaries, Techplay Marketing Ltd., which required him to oversee the Group’s licensee relationship management, product management for new licensees and the Group’s marketing activities. Before joining Playtech, Mor worked for Oracle for over four years, initially as a development consultant and then as a product manager, which involved creating sales and consulting channels on behalf of Oracle Israel and Oracle Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of roles, including as an auditor and financial consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a system analyst for Tadiran Electronic Systems Limited, an Israeli company that designed electronic warfare systems.

Skills, competences and experience:
Mor is a qualified accountant and brings considerable international sales and management experience in a hi-tech environment and extensive knowledge of the online gambling industry. Until June 2013 he was a non-executive director of Sportech PLC as the Company’s representative, and resigned when Playtech disposed of its shareholding.

Board committees:
He chairs the Management Board and attends the Remuneration, Risk & Compliance and Nominations Committees at the invitation of the chairs of those committees.

Appointment to the Board:
Andrew was appointed as Playtech’s Chief Financial Officer on 10 January 2017, having joined the Group in 2015.

Career:
Having qualified as a solicitor with Ashurst in 2001, Andrew moved into investment banking, first with ABN AMRO and then with Deutsche Bank, specialising in both the Technology and Leisure sectors. Andrew joined Playtech in 2015 as Head of Investor Relations.

Skills, competences and experience:
Andrew brings a wealth of financial, capital markets and M&A experience to the Board and has been integral to Playtech's operational and strategic progress since joining the business.

Board committees:
Andrew sits on the Management Board and attends meetings of the Audit Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committees at the invitation of the chairs of those committees.

Appointment to the Board:
Andrew was appointed to the board in June 2012, shortly before the company’s admission to the main list.

Career:
Andrew has enjoyed a career as an accountant and businessman, much of which within the leisure industry. Andrew is currently chairman of Randalls Limited, a family owned pub company in Jersey, where he lives. Andrew previously served as Chairman of the The Greenalls Group plc and as a Non-executive Director of a number of private and public companies. He is the founding partner of the Cheshire-based accounting firm, Moors Andrew Thomas & Co. LLP. Andrew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute of Taxation.

Skills, competences and experience:
Andrew combines many years detailed experience of advising on taxation matters, with financial expertise both as a Chartered Accountant and sitting as a nonexecutive director of a number of publically listed companies.

Board committees:
Andrew chairs the Audit Committee, which oversees the work of the internal auditors and sits on the Remuneration, Nomination and Risk & Compliance Committees. He is also the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Appointment to the Board:
Claire was appointed to the board in July 2016.

Career:
Claire has a Masters degree from The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, is a member of The Law Society of Scotland, a Manx advocate and a Writer to Her Majesty's Signet. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Licensing Executive Society and the Society for Computers and a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law as well as being Chair of the Isle of Man Gambling Commission from 2007-2012. She is currently a Partner and Team Leader within the Intellectual Property and Science & Technology teams for Appleby in the Isle of Man.

Skills, competences and experience:
Claire is a recognised industry expert in eGaming and technology law and regulation, with 20 years' experience advising gaming and financial services clients as an in-house and private practice lawyer.

Board committees:
Claire sits on the Remuneration Committee, Risk & Compliance Committee, Audit Committee, and Nominations Committee.

Appointment to the Board:
Mr. Jackson was appointed to the board in January 2016.

Career:
Mr. Jackson's previous roles include group Chief Executive of Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited from 2007 to 2015; group Retail and Leisure Director of Virgin Group Limited from 1998 to 2007; group Chief Executive of Semara plc from 1994 to 1998; and Managing Director of The Body Shop International plc from 1988 to 1993. Mr Jackson is a Chartered Certified Corporate Accountant, (FCCA) qualifying in 1971.

He is currently non-executive Chairman of Rick Stein Group; a senior independent director of Game Digital plc; and a non-executive director of Wilkinson's Hardware Stores Limited.

Board committees:
Mr. Jackson will sit on the Board's Remuneration Committee; Risk and Compliance Committee; Audit Committee; and Nominations Committee.

Appointment to the Board:
Paul was appointed to the board in August 2015.

Career:
Paul qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen and his executive responsibilities have included being the Deputy Group Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the Co-operative Group from 2003 to 2007; and Finance and IT Director of the RAC plc from 1999 to 2003. He also acted as a Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tesco Bank from 2012 to 2014.

Skills, competences and experience:
Paul brings a wealth of experience across a variety of sectors, including the financial services industry, and as a Non-executive, he has helped many management teams adapt their business models to respond to, and anticipate, changes in their competitive and regulatory environments.

Board committees:
Paul is chair of the Risk & Compliance Committee and of the Remuneration Committee and sits on the Audit Committee and Nominations Committee.

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