Posted 2/8/11 : Pool and tote operators appoint Roger Withers and Peter Williams
 
Operator and supplier of pool and tote gaming, Sportech PLC has announced two executive board appointments this week.
 
Roger Withers will assume the role of non-executive chairman and has held senior positions in the international leisure and gaming sector with Ladbrokes, Bass and Arena Leisure and is currently non-executive Chairman of gaming software and content provider Playtech Ltd who holds a 10 percent share in Sportech.
 
Peter Williams, a qualified accountant, has been appointed as senior independent non-executive director with senior positions held with EMI Group, JJP Sports, Alpha Airports, Selfridges and Capital Radio.
 
The company announced further that John Barnes, acting non-executive chairman will resume his previous role as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
 
John Barnes said: "These are significant appointments to the Sportech Board, adding substantial strength of experience and relationships across the international gaming and leisure arena in which the Group now operates while further strengthening its independence."