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Annual Report & Accounts 2014 - DIRECTORS
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Lee Feldman (age 47), Chairman, and non-executive director Lee joined GVC in December 2004. He is the Managing Partner of Twin Lakes Capital, a private equity firm focused on branded consumer products, media and business services. He is also the CEO and a board member of both MacKenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater, the American luxury home furnishings and personal accessories companies. Lee was appointed the CEO of MacKenzie-Childs when Twin Lakes led the acquisition of the business in May 2008 and was appointed the CEO of Jay Strongwater when Twin Lakes formed Jay Strongwater LLC in August 2011. He is also a member of the board of directors of both PacificHealth Labs and LRN Corporation. Prior to co-founding Twin Lakes, Lee was a partner in Softbank Capital Partners. He has a B.A and J.D. from Columbia University. Karl Diacono (age 52), Non-Executive Director - Chairman of the Audit Committee Karl joined GVC as a Non-executive Director in December 2008. He chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Remuneration Committee. He holds a Masters Degree in Management and is currently CEO of Fenlex Corporate Services Limited, a corporate service provider based in Malta, and managing director of Impetus Europe Consulting Group. He is also a non-executive director of various trading and holding companies as well as other online gaming companies. He is actively involved in the hospitality industry. Karl is also a director of a number of GVC subsidiaries including Gaming VC Corporation Limited, a Maltese subsidiary of the GVC Group to which Fenlex Corporate Services Limited also provides certain payroll and administrative services. He is a Maltese citizen. Kenneth J Alexander (age 45), Chief Executive Officer Kenneth joined GVC in March 2007 as Chief Executive. He was formerly Finance Director, then Managing Director, of the European operations of Sportingbet PLC, which he joined in 2000. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and previously worked for Grant Thornton. Richard cooper (age 54), Group Finance Director Richard joined GVC in December 2008 as Group Finance Director. He spent the early part of his career in the financial markets where he was finance director at the principal UK subsidiary of the Tullett and Tokyo Group (a forerunner of Tullett Prebon plc) and Chief Financial Officer at Fidelity Brokerage. He then undertook a number of restructuring roles, including working as finance director at Patsystems Group plc. In early 2005 he became a founder director of Trident Gaming plc which bought, developed and then sold the Gamebookers business. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having trained and qualified with Saffery Champness in London. Nigel Blythe-Tinker stepped down from the board on 17 January 2014. The Board aims to meet four 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 and the interim financial statements. In addition to this the Committee is responsible for assessing the Group's internal controls, monitoring the independence of the Group auditors and assessing the Group's audit arrangements. The Remuneration Committee, 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. See the Report of the Remuneration Committee on page 63 for further details. ANNUAL REPORT 2014 2 DIRectoRs