Football Index has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and leadership, confirming the appointments of renowned industry executives Brian Mattingley and Mark Blandford as corporate advisors, supporting new company CFO Andrew Burns.
Updating the market, Football Index confirms Brian Mattingley as non-executive chairman, a role he will combine alongside his current non-exec chairmanship of FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings, a company he led from 2011-2015.
Football Index’s governance will be further strengthened by the appointment of Mark Blandford as a board advisor. An industry pioneer, Blandford was the former enterprise founder & CEO of Sportingbet Plc, a company divested to GVC Holdings and William Hill for a combined £500 million in 2012.
Today, Blandford leads technology and industry private investment fund Burlywood Capital LLP.
Brian Mattingley, Football Index non-executive chairman, said: “Football Index has proven to be a genuine industry disruptor. It is exciting to join the board of a company with such an innovative proposition that has a dedicated following and rapidly expanding user base. I look forward, along with Andrew and Mark, to adding further expertise to the current board and management team and helping continue to grow the Football Index offering.”
In its corporate update, Football Index reveals that seasoned industry finance lead Andrew Burns will serve as new CFO and board member, joining the company from Consolidated Growth Limited, a natural resource exploration company in West Africa and Zimbabwe.
A former Rank Group Plc executive, Burns has previously led financial operations for London AIM-listed Camec and Empire Online, as well as UK leisure group Luminar Plc (Deltic Group legacy brand).
Welcoming the new appointments, Adam Cole, Football Index founder and CEO, said: “These board appointments are a real statement of intent for Football Index. We are adding a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience from the betting and gaming industry and beyond that will be invaluable in helping determine our future strategy and progress.”