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Rich Roberts joins Sportech board

05 December 2013

MERSEYSIDE-based tote and pools operator Sportech have announced the appointment of Richard ("Rich") Roberts as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Roberts, a US resident who lives in New Jersey, is currently chief executive of gambling, mobile social games and entertainment licensing business Slingo.

Roger Withers

Roger Withers
Roger Withers: "delighted to welcome Rich to the Sportech"

Chairman Roger Withers said: "As Sportech continues to develop its business and online presence in the USA, it is important that the board composition reflects this change. As a result, I am delighted to welcome Rich to the Sportech board.

"Rich's experience and business knowledge within the mobile, social and iGaming markets,will be of considerable benefit to the group."

Sportech have also announced that John Barnes, a non-executive director of the company since November 2005 and interim chairman before the appointment of Withers, has decided to retire from the board and has tendered his resignation.

Chief executive Ian Penrose said: "I would like to thank John for his support and advice over the last eight years. During that time, Sportech has been transformed from a heavily indebted declining UK business, into one of the world's leading pools and tote gaming groups."

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