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Annual Report & Accounts 2016 - Governance/Board of Directors
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36 GVC Holdings PLC Annual Report 2016 Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Alexander 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. Chief Financial Officer Paul Miles joined GVC in February 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. A Chartered Accountant, Paul has held a number of senior finance roles in regulated industries, encompassing international and online operations. Previous roles include Group Financial Controller at insurance group RSA Group plc and Acting Group Finance Director of Phoenix Group plc, the FTSE 250 life assurance operator. Paul joined Wonga as CFO in 2014 as a key member of an executive team brought in to restructure the business. Senior Independent Director Will Whitehorn joined GVC in March 2017. He is the Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director at Stagecoach Group plc and is an independent Non-executive Director of Purplebricks Group plc. He is also a member of the First Minister of Scotland's "GlobalScot" Business mentoring network, President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chairman of the Scottish Gallery and Scottish Event Campus Limited. Previously, Will joined the Virgin Group in 1987 and served as Group Public Relations Manager and as Brand Development and Corporate Affairs Director, as well as being a founding director of Virgin Games, before being appointed as President of Virgin Galactic from 2007 to 2011. He is also a former non-executive Chairman of Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, Crowd Reactive Limited and Speed Communications Agency Limited, and was a member of the Science & Technology Facilities Council ("STFC") until 2012, chairing its Economic Impact Advisory Board and was a Non-executive director of STFC Innovations Limited. Non-executive Chairman of the Board Lee Feldman 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. From 2008 through 2015, he was also the CEO of Aurora Brands: the owner of both MacKenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater, the iconic American luxury home furnishings and personal accessories companies. Feldman was named the CEO of Aurora Brands when Twin Lakes led the acquisition of the business. He is also a member of the board of directors of 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. • Nominations Committee (Chairman) • Remuneration Committee KENNETH ALEXANDER PAUL MILES WILL WHITEHORN LEE FELDMAN Governance/Board of Directors LEADERSHIP: EXPERIENCE ACROSS THE BOARD