12/05/2012 : DIRECTORATE CHANGE AT PLAYTECH PLC
 
Mathewson leaves at the end of the year, and finance man replaces him
 
Online gambling software and games developer Playtech plc announced Wednesday that the board of directors has accepted the resignation of David Mathewson as a director of the company with effect from 31 December 2012 and agreed to appoint Ron Hoffman, currently the firm's vice-president of finance, as Group Finance Director with effect from that date.
 
Hoffman (36) is a qualified accountant and has worked in the Playtech finance team for over eight years. Priot to that he held a senior managerial position at Ernst & Young in Israel. 
 
Playtech's chairman, Roger Withers, said: "I am delighted that Ron is joining the Playtech board at this important time in the company's development. He has considerable experience within Playtech's business and has been integral to all of the group's successful acquisitions over the last few years and worked closely with David Mathewson.
 
"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank David for his important contribution to Playtech, in helping the company through to raising capital and the move to the main market, and we wish him well in his future."