Leading igaming and sports betting software supplier Playtech has chosen Brian Mattingley as its non-executive Chariman. The new appointment will be effective on June 1st, 2021.

As per the official announcement. Mattingley will resign from his position as Chairman of 888 Holdings where he served for 5 years. Mattingley will be replacing Claire Milne, who has served as the Interim Chairman of the company since May 2020, as Chairman of Playtech.

The renumeration for Mattingley, Playtech explained, has been set at £338,000 per annum. Mattingley has extensive experience in the gambling industry as he joined 888 Holdings in 2005 as a non-executive Director Mattingley also held senior positions at different companies including Ritz Bingo, Kingfisher Plc, Gala Group, and Dee Corporation Plc.

“I’m very pleased to be joining Playtech, at such an exciting time in the company’s development. Playtech is ideally placed to continue to build on its market leadership position, and I look forward to working with everyone at Playtech to drive forward its strategy and capitalize on the opportunities ahead,” Mattingley said.

Interim Chairman Claire Milne mentioned in their official announcement that the company plans to make the most of Mattingley’s broad experience to focus on growth.

“In selecting the new Chair, we wanted to appoint an individual with significant online gambing experience and a track record of delivering high levels of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement in a highly regulated and fast-growing industry. Over the course of the last 30 years, Brian has delivered strongly in these areas and has been at the forefront of the development of our industry. We are delighted that someone of Brian’s caliber is joining the Board and look forward to benefitting from his experience to support our continued progress and growth.”