Entain striving to realise sustainability, growth and innovation goals

Global gaming and sports betting group Entain has appointed a pair of non-executive directors, which it says will help drive the company to realise “its clear and ambitious strategy for sustainability, growth and innovation.”

This comes amid news that Stephen Morana, Entain’s current senior independent director, will step down from the board on March 4, 2021 to pursue an executive career in his current role with Cazoo. 

Stella David has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Entain with effect from 4 March 2021, subsequently becoming senior independent director and joining the remuneration, ESG and nomination committees.

David, previously CEO of William Grant & Sons following more than 15 years with Bacardi, is currently a non-executive director of Domino’s Pizza Group, Bacardi, HomeServe, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Alongside this, Vicky Jarman is also welcomed as an independent non-executive director with effect from the aforementioned date, joining the audit and remuneration committees.

Jarman, a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG, has previously been a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committees of each of Equiniti Group, Hays, and De La Rue, senior independent director at Equiniti Group, and a non-executive director at Knight Frank.

Barry Gibson, chairman of Entain, said of the pair of appointments: “I am delighted to welcome Stella and Vicky to the board of Entain. Between them they offer a hugely additive variety of skills, perspectives and experiences gleaned from many different roles and industries. 

“We now have a truly exceptional board that will help Entain realise its clear and ambitious strategy for sustainability, growth and innovation.

“I would also like to thank Stephen for his huge contribution to Entain over the past the five years, as well as his counsel and help to me personally. I wish him all the very best for the future.”