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Gambling software company Playtech has appointed Claire Milne as its Interim Chairman. The appointment will take effect from the conclusion of the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 20 May 2020.

Claire will succeed Alan Jackson, who had previously indicated he would not be standing for re-election at the AGM and will, therefore, step down from the Board immediately prior to the meeting.

Claire has served as a Non-Executive Director of Playtech since July 2016 and is the Chairman of the Risk Committee and a Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

The recruitment of a new Chairman was at an advanced stage when the COVID-19 Pandemic began its global impact. However, considering the current business and market environment, it has been decided to delay the process of appointing a permanent Chairman. The process to appoint a permanent Chairman will conclude once the business and market environment normalise.

“The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic has led us to temporarily pause the final stages of our recruitment process. 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,” Claire Milne said.