Wednesday June 20, 2012 : LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT PLAYTECH PLC
 
Financial man joins the board as a non-executive director
 
Online gambling software developer Playtech plc has announced the appointment of Andrew Thomas as a non-executive director and future chairman of the group's audit committee.
 
Thomas is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Taxation. He has enjoyed an extensive career as an accountant and businessman, much of which was gained working in the leisure industry, was the founding partner of the accountancy firm Moors Andrew Thomas & Co LLP, and was chairman of The Greenalls Group plc, the public house and hotel group, until 2000.
 
Thomas is currently chairman of Randalls Limited, a Jersey-based public house business and of The Greenalls Group Pension Trustees Limited. He previously served as a non-executive director of JJB Sports plc and of the Restaurant Group plc as well as serving on the boards of a number of other public and private companies.
 
Commenting on the appointment, Playtech's chairman, Roger Withers, said:
 
"Andrew has considerable recent financial and taxation experience which he will be able to bring to the role of chair of our audit committee, together with an excellent understanding of the public markets."