Playtech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Claire Milne as Interim Company Chair, succeeding Alan Jackson who chose to end his seven-year tenure as Chairman of the FTSE250 technology group at the start of the year.
Assessing market dynamics interrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Playtech detailed that it has chosen to delay its executive search for a new permanent Chairman to replace Jackson.
The firm’s decision to suspend its executive search took account of significant limitations and restrictions for a new chairman to undertake comprehensive governance tasks and carry out an effective induction of the company.
Playtech has settled on the interim chair appointment of Milne who has served as a Non-Executive Director of Playtech since 2016, advising on global compliance and legal discipline.
Milne has also served as Chair of the firm’s Risk Committee and as a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
“The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic has led us to temporarily pause the final stages of our recruitment process,” said Milne. “I am very pleased to have been asked to act as Interim Chairman and will look to provide the necessary continuity ahead of the process concluding.
“On behalf of the Board and the entire management team, I would also like to thank Alan for his service to Playtech, and for his enthusiasm and his dedication to the business as a Non-Executive director since our IPO in 2006 and, in particular, as our Chairman for the last 7 years.”