Board of Directors
At introduction to the Sportingbet directors
Group Chief Executive
Andrew McIver, aged 49, formerly Group Finance Director, took over as group Chief Executive in October 2006. Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Anderson.
Following two years in the Corporate Finance department at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Andrew held senior finance positions at Signet Group Plc, Ladbrokes Group Plc and British Telecom's Internet division. He was Director of Finance with House of Fraser Plc for four years before joining Sportingbet in December 2001.
Group Finance Director
Jim, aged 46, joined Sportingbet plc as Group Finance Director in February 2008, prior to which he held the role of CFO at Johnson Services Group plc ((2004-2007) and Informa Group Plc (1998-2004).
Jim qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross London.
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Peter Dicks, aged 69, joined Sportingbet as Chairman in January 2000. He was re-appointed Chairman following a brief absence from the Board between 2006 and 2008.
Peter started his career as a stockbroker, and was co-founder of Abingworth Plc in 1973.
Peter is a director of a number of quoted and unquoted companies including Graphite Enterprise Trust PLC, Polar Capital Technology Trust, Private Equity Investor, Mears Group and Standard MicroSystems a US NASDAQ quoted company.
Peter is also a Director of Daniel Stewart and Company.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Rory Macnamara, aged 57, joined Sportingbet as a Non-Executive Director in June 2011.
Rory qualified as an ACA with Price Waterhouse before joining Morgan Grenfell, later Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, in 1981 as an investment banker. Over the following seventeen years he advised clients on a wide range of corporate finance issues and became Head of the Advisory/M&A division in 1995 and Deputy Chairman the following year. In 1999 Rory joined Lehman Brothers as Head of UK Coverage and led teams advising a number of major UK and international clients. In 2001 he became an independent consultant working with Lehman Brothers on M&A projects and with other companies on their business development and financial and acquisition strategies. Besides this extensive corporate finance experience he also brings to Sportingbet a significant understanding of public company management from the many boards he has joined over the last 10 years.
Brian Harris, aged 65, joined Sportingbet as Non-Executive Director in January 2003.
The founder and senior partner of a London law firm with an international clientele, he acts for foreign governments, multi-national corporations, national airlines, and high net worth individuals and companies.
He is actively involved in charity work related to sport for the disabled.
Chris Moss, aged 57, joined Sportingbet as a Non-Executive Director in September 2011. Chris has over 25 years' marketing, brand and product management experience. He started his marketing career at Virgin Atlantic in 1985 and rose to the position of Marketing Director. He then joined Microtel and was responsible for founding and launching the Orange brand name. Subsequent to this he joined Lloyds Bank and TSB as Brand Director. More recently as CEO he launched 118118. He also runs a brand consultancy called Famoss and is Chairman of Untap.it, a not-for-profit social enterprise.
Marie Stevens, joined Sportingbet as Non-Executive Director in September 2012.
Marie has extensive experience in the gaming industry, having spent 10 years within Ladbrokes, latterly as Head of the Group Legal department. Subsequent to this, Marie spent four years as a member of the Gaming Board for Great Britain and has also been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators. She was non executive director and then Chairman of 888 Holdings plc at the time of its IPO and is currently the chair of the Global Leaders in Law.