Lord Mendelsohn takes over as 888 Chairman

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888 Holdings have announced that Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn, chair designate, would take up the role of chairman on 31st March 2021.

Brian Mattingley would remain a member of the board and chair until 31st March 2021, before taking up the new role as chair of Playtech from June 2021.

“It has been a great privilege to Chair 888 and serve its stakeholders during more than 15 years with the Group,” said Mattingley. “I am personally very pleased that someone of Jon’s experience and calibre will succeed me as Chair and I look forward to following the progress of the Group.”

Lord Mendelsohn joined the board of 888 in September 2020 and has been serving as a non-executive director, and on the remuneration and audit committees, ensuring a smooth transition of responsibilities.

“I would like to thank Brian for his extensive contribution to the Group, and for the time we have spent together to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities, and I wish him well in his new opportunity,” said Mendelsohn. “I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Board and the management team to deliver the Group’s growth strategy and generate further stakeholder value.”