IGT moves to restructure board responsibilities

The board of IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance structures, confirming three separate committee appointments that will be sanctioned following the firm’s annual general meeting (AGM).

The New York-listed gambling technology group confirmed that Professor Alberto Dessy, a company independent director since 2015, will take a seat on the firm’s Audit Committee.

The appointment sees Dessy ,a key advisor of IGT’s Lottomatica division, transfer his responsibilities on the firm’s Nomination and Group Corporate Governance committees to Beatrice Bassey.

IGT’s latest board appointment, Bassey is an emerging markets legal expert who joined the firm in March serving as an independent advisor to IGT’s General Counsel and providing further governance oversight on developing market strategies and compliance.

Completing its roster of appointments, IGT confirmed that cybersecurity expert Dr Samantha Ravich will take a seat on the firm’s Audit and Compensation Committees.

A leading figurehead in, IT defence, cybersecurity and IP protections for large scale government and business organisations, Ravich has served as a IGT independent director since 2019.

She will take over the governance responsibilities of long-term IGT director Paget Alves, who last March confirmed that he would be standing down from all committee responsibilities.

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