Retail & leisure guru John Jackson joins Playtech as Non-Executive Director

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John Jackson

FTSE listed online gambling technology provider Playtech has confirmed the appointment of John Jackson as its new Non-Executive Director.

Jackson will advise Playtech from 1 January, replacing Deputy Chairman & Non- Executive Director Hilary Stewart Jones (2014-2015), who has officially resigned from the board.

As Non-Executive Director, Jackson will sit on Playtech’s Board of Remuneration and Audit Committee. Jackson will additionally advise the technology providers Nominations and Risk/Compliance Committee.

A retail and leisure industry expert, John Jackson had previously served as CEO of Jamie Oliver Holdings (2007-2015), forming nationwide commercial partnerships with leading UK retailers.

Jackson has further held leadership positions at Virgin Group, Stein Group and Game Digital.

Playtech Chairman Alan Jackson welcomed the appointment of Jackson commenting

“John brings a wealth of consumer industry experience to the Company, having worked with some of the most iconic brands of the last 30 years. This, combined with his strong accountancy and finance background, will prove invaluable to Playtech’s continued growth.”

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