Sportech plc Hires new CFO

Mickey Kalifa will take over from present incumbent early next year.
Online gambling group Sportech plc has announced the promotion of Mickey Kalifa (48) as group Chief Financial Officer with effect from January 4 next year, when he will commence the takeover process in collaboration with incumbent Cliff Baty before taking up the reins on March 3 2016.
Kalifa has served as corporate development director of Sportech for the last six year, playing a key 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), he 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.
Roger Withers, chairman of Sportech said:
"I am delighted to welcome Mickey to the Board. He is a highly valued member of our executive team, and has played a significant role in the development of our business interests in the US and Canada.
"I would also like to thank Cliff for his contribution to the Board, and wish him well in his future career".