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NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR FOR ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP
23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
GVC appoints former Virgin Gaming exec Will Whitehorn to the board.
Online Gambling group GVC Holdings plc has announced the appointment of Will Whitehorn to the company's board of directors as Senior Independent Director.
Whitehorn is the Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director at Stagecoach Group plc and is an independent Non-executive Director of Purplebricks Group plc. He is also a member of the First Minister of Scotland's 'GlobalScot' Business mentoring network, President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chairman of the Scottish Gallery and Scottish Event Campus Limited.
Previously, Whitehorn joined the Virgin Group in 1987 and served as Group Public Relations Manager and as Brand Development and Corporate Affairs Director, as well as being a founding director of Virgin Games
, before being appointed as President of Virgin Galactic from 2007 to 2011.
He is also a former non-executive Chairman of Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, Crowd Reactive Limited and Speed Communications Agency Limited, and was a member of the Science & Technology Facilities Council ("STFC") until 2012, chairing its Economic Impact Advisory Board and was a Non-executive director of STFC Innovations Limited.
Lee Feldman, GVC's chairman, said in a statement Thursday:
"I am delighted that Will has agreed to join the Board and we look forward to working with him. He brings a wealth of innovative commercial experience and corporate knowledge. The appointment reflects the Company's continuing commitment to broadening the skills-base of its Board and enhancing its corporate governance practices following the move to the Premium Segment [of the Official List] in 2016."
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