Tag Archives: John Kelly

Gala Leisure completes £40m rebrand to Buzz Bingo targeting new audiences

Legacy UK bingo operator Gala Leisure has announced that it has completed its full £40 million makeover to ‘Buzz Bingo’. Gala Leisure, the former bingo subsidiary of Gala Coral, which was sold to private equity firm Caledonia Investments in December 2015 for £240 million, will now operate its 103 UK clubs under the Buzz Bingo domain. Furthermore, this week sees …

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John Kelly rejoins Gala Leisure to lead big bingo changes

UK bingo hall operator, Gala Leisure has turned to an old hand in John Kelly to serve as non-Executive Chairman Kelly the founder of Gala Coral’s bingo and betting enterprise has most recently served as Chairman of Ladbrokes Coral Plc, prior to its 2018 takeover by GVC Holdings. A UK leisure and gambling figurehead, Kelly will be a key stakeholder …

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Are we reaching the endgame for the Ladbrokes Life?

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Is the storied Ladbrokes brand approaching the end of its usefulness, being eaten from within by the now stronger Coral? Scott Longley speculates…. ________________ Ladbrokes Coral was understandably keen to accentuate the positives from this week’s third-quarter trading statement saying it represented “another positive period” for the group as a whole and adding that the digital performance was “strong.” This …

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Carl Leaver steps down from Ladbrokes Coral board

Following completion of his one year fixed term of appointment, Carl Leaver has stepped down as a Director of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc. In accordance with the Companies Act of 2006, Mr Leaver will receive his current salary, pension and benefits up until 31 October 2017 but will not receive any further fixed pay, notice pay or severance after this …

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Appointment of Annemarie Durbin sees Ladbrokes Coral strengthen governance advisory

FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral Plc has confirmed the appointment of Annemarie Durbin as a Non-Executive Director to it business. Durbin a thirty-year banking and international business executive will advise the newly formed Ladbrokes Coral board as the newly merged company looks expand its services internationally. Durbin has prior governance advisory experience, as she currently serves as a non-executive director to WHSmith …

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I pronounce you ‘Ladbrokes Coral Plc’…historic industry merger complete!

  Following 18 months of negotiations, the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral has finally been completed, with the new enterprise officially adopting the corporate name of Ladbrokes Coral Plc. Issuing a short statement, Ladbrokes governance confirmed its official merger completion this morning: “Ladbrokes plc announces it has today changed its name to Ladbrokes Coral Group plc. The merger is expected …

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Ladbrokes Chairman announces changes to Non-Executive board

John Kelly, Chairman of Ladbrokes plc, has announced the appointment of Mark Clare as Senior Independent Director (SID) and Stevie Spring as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Both appointments will take effect at the close of business today. As part of the transition towards the merged Ladbrokes and Coral business, Non-Executive Directors Sly Bailey and David …

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Richard Moross steps down as Ladbrokes non-executive Director

Richard Moross has advised the Ladbrokes’ Board that he will be stepping down as a non-executive director at this year’s AGM on May 5th 2016, and will cease to be a director from that date forwards. Mr Moross joined the board in May 2012, but will not seek re-election at the Annual Meeting to be held next week. He has decided …

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Mark Pain joins Ladbrokes Nomination Committee

Ladbrokes Plc has confirmed the appointment of Mark Pain as a member of its governance Nomination Committee. Pain takes on the added responsibilities, having been named a Ladbrokes Non-Executive Director and Chair of the operators Audit Committee last December. As a governance advisor to Ladbrokes, Pain currently serves as Chairman of London Square Developments Limited. In addition to Ladbrokes, Pain …

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Peter Erskine steps down as Ladbrokes Chairman

Peter Erskine, Ladbrokes PLC  Chairman has announced his intention to step down from the post during 2015. A search for his successor is now underway and being led by Senior Non Executive Director, John Kelly. Peter Erskine was appointed Chairman in 2009, Ladbrokes governance has confirmed that Erskine would work with the Board on a suitable transition to the new …

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