Entain plc, the global sports-betting and gaming group, formerly known as GVC Holdings PLC, have announced that:
- Stella David is appointed an independent non-executive director with effect from 4 March 2021, becoming Senior Independent Director and joining the Remuneration, ESG and Nomination Committees;
- Vicky Jarman is appointed an independent non-executive director with effect from 4 March 2021, joining the Audit and Remuneration Committees;
- Stephen Morana, Entain’s current Senior Independent Director, will step down from the Board on 4 March 2021 to pursue his executive career in his current role with Cazoo.
Stella David was previously Chief Executive Officer of William Grant & Sons following more than 15 years with Bacardi Ltd, where she undertook a number of roles culminating in five years as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Until recently she was Chair of C&J Clark Ltd and spent seven years as a Non-Executive Director at Nationwide Building Society, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee. Stella is currently a Non-Executive Director of Domino’s Pizza Group plc, Bacardi Ltd, HomeServe plc (having previously been the Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. She has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University,
Vicky Jarman is a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG before spending over 10 years with Lazard and Co Ltd working in the Investment Banking team and then as Chief Operating Officer for the London and Middle East operations until 2009. Vicky is currently a Non-Executive Director of Signature Aviation plc and Great Portland Estates plc. She has previously been a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of each of Equiniti Group plc, Hays plc and De La Rue plc, the Senior Independent Director at Equiniti Group plc and a Non-Executive Director at Knight Frank LLP. Vicky has an engineering degree from University of Leicester.
Barry Gibson, Chairman of Entain, said: “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.”