Paul Hewitt steps down in further changes to Playtech board

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Playtech plc has announced further changes to its board of directors, following news that Paul Hewitt has issued his intention to step down from the role of non-executive director.

After close to three years in the post, Hewitt departs to join Provident Financial plc, also as a non-executive director, today (Tuesday 31 July).

Also standing down as chair of the board’s risk & compliance committee on the same date, independent non-executive director Claire Milne will step in the role following Hewitt’s departure.

Alan Jackson, chairman of Playtech, said: “I would like to thank Paul on behalf of the Board and the Company. Over the last three years Paul’s contribution has been of huge value to the Company during a period of strategic progress and diversification and we wish him every success in his future roles.”

This follows moves last week which saw Susan Ball also join the Playtech board of directors, a month after announcing her exit from a similar role at sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc.

Officially joining as a non-executive director tomorrow (Wednesday 1 August), the appointment sees Ball become a member of the company’s audit, risk, remuneration and nominations committees.