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Annual Report & Accounts 2009 - Directors
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3 DIRECTORS Lee Feldman, Chairman, and non-executive director Lee Feldman (42), holds a law degree from Columbia University and is currently the Managing Partner of Twin Lakes Capital, a private equity firm based in New York City. He joined the board at the time when the Company was admitted to AIM, and serves on both the Audit and Remuneration committees. He currently serves on a number of boards, including MacKenzie-Childs LLC and LRN Corporation. Prior to Twin Lakes, Mr. Feldman was a partner at Softbank Capital Partners. Nigel Blythe-Tinker, Non-Executive Director - Chairman of the Remuneration Committee Nigel Blyther-Tinker (58), trained as a solicitor and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He has extensive City experience of over 30 years which covers being Group Corporate Secretary/Legal counsel and board member of a number of private and publicly quoted companies in the leisure, gaming and industrial sectors. He joined the board at the time when the Company was admitted to AIM, and serves on both the Audit and Remuneration committees. He is also the Chairman of Pentasia Limited, a recruitment business specialising in the gaming sector. Karl Diacono, Non-Executive Director - Chairman of the Audit Committee Karl Diacono (46), holds a Master Degree in Management and is currently CEO of the Fenlex Group, a corporate service provider based in Malta, and Managing Director of Impetus Europe Consulting Group. He joined the board on 5 December 2008 and serves on both the Audit and Remuneration committees. He currently sits on a number of boards in Malta and overseas and is also actively involved in the hospitality industry. Kenneth J Alexander, Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Alexander (39), is a Chartered Accountant by training. He was formerly the European Managing Director for Sportingbet plc, the pioneering, AIM listed internet gaming and sportsbetting company, where he worked since 2000. Kenny joined the board in March 2007. Richard Cooper, Finance Director Richard Cooper (49), is a Chartered Accountant by training. In his early career he worked in the financial markets, holding the position of UK Finance Director at moneybrokers Tulletts, and CFO at Fidelity Brokerage. He then undertook a number of restructuring roles in both private and publicly traded companies. In 2005 he became a founder director of Trident Gaming plc, which later went on to sell its Gamebookers asset to PartyGaming PLC. Richard joined the board on 5 December 2008. The board aims to meet six times a year and more frequently if required. Committees of the Board The board has both Audit and Remuneration Committees. The Audit Committee, currently chaired by Karl Diacono, is required to give its approval before the release of; the annual report and accounts, the preliminary year-end statement, the interim financial statements, and any other release of financial information to the market. The Remuneration Committee, currently chaired by Nigel Blythe-Tinker, reviews the remuneration packages of the Executive Directors and, is required by the board to review the bonus arrangements of any employee or consultant to the group. The committee meets at least twice a year.