Scientific Games Corporation today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors (the “Board”). Richard M. Haddrill, former CEO of Bally Technologies, Inc. (“Bally”), was elected as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board on December 4, 2014, and Judge Gabrielle K. McDonald was elected as a Director on October 30, 2014.
“Scientific Games is pleased to welcome two extremely accomplished, talented, and highly qualified leaders to our Board,” said Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games President and Chief Executive Officer. “Richard is an extraordinary executive who led Bally to record profits and revenues and has a deep background in growing high-performing companies. Gabrielle has an internationally renowned record for integrity and fairness, as well as a deep background in law, compliance and international business. Richard and Gabrielle are strong additions to our already outstanding Board.”
In his role as Executive Vice Chairman and a member of the Board’s Executive and Finance Committee, Haddrill will focus on assisting the Company in realizing its business and financial objectives in connection with the integration of Bally, which the Company acquired in November 2014. Haddrill will also focus on new business development, as well as providing general strategic guidance to Scientific Games’ management.
Prior to joining the Board, Haddrill served as Bally’s Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2012 and from May 2014 until the Company’s acquisition of Bally in November 2014. He served on Bally’s board of directors from 2003 until the acquisition, including serving as Chairman of the Board from 2012 to 2014.
Prior to becoming Bally’s Chief Executive Officer, Haddrill served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc., a global leader in software solutions to the supply-chain industry. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a technology and gaming company involved in the video lottery industry and online lottery and pari-mutuel wagering systems.
Haddrill is chairman of the board of directors of Corrective Education Company, a company involved in providing training and education alternatives to judicial prosecution. In addition, he is a director of the American Gaming Association and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nev.
Judge McDonald is a former U.S. District Court judge and since 1999 has served as Special Counsel on Human Rights to Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., a leading international resources company. From 2001 until 2013, Judge McDonald also served as a judge on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Prior to that, she served six years as a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and was president of the Tribunal from 1997 until 1999. Judge McDonald is a member of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association. She received her law degree from Howard University School of Law, completing the program as the top student in her class.