15 May 2023
(“Entain” or “Group”)
Entain plc (LSE: ENT), the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, announces that, after 18 years with the Group, Robert Hoskin is stepping down as Chief Governance Officer. He will leave the Board on June 30 and remain in role with the Group until 31 August 2023.
Robert has been with the Group since 2005, originally serving as Company Secretary and Group Director of Legal, Regulatory and Secretariat, before being promoted to his current role in October 2020, and joining the Board in 2021. The Group has taken the decision to restructure certain responsibilities, in particular Regulatory Affairs given the strategic importance of regulation and our focus exclusively on regulated or regulating markets. As a consequence of his stepping down, Robert’s other responsibilities will be taken on by Simon Zinger, who is currently Entain’s General Counsel.
Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO of Entain, commented:
“Robert was exceptionally supportive, welcoming and helpful to me when I joined the Board of Entain as a non-executive director in 2019. I was therefore delighted that he agreed to remain in his role after my appointment as CEO, and I have benefitted hugely from his wisdom and counsel. He has played an instrumental role in making Entain the success story that it is today, and I would like to express my sincere thanks to him for everything that he has done for me personally and the Group more widely.”
Barry Gibson, Chair of Entain, commented:
“When I became Chairman, my colleagues and I had a singular focus on making the business sustainable, concentrating on regulated markets but keeping the entrepreneurial drive within the business. Robert has been central to the implementation of that vision and I salute him as a great colleague.”
Robert Hoskin commented:
“Entain has been through a period of extraordinary transformation in recent times, and now has strong credentials as a best-in-class, responsible operator with outstanding governance and a clear commitment to sustainability in all its forms. I am truly honoured to have had the opportunity of playing a part in that extraordinary journey, and wish everyone at Entain all the best for the future.”
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About Entain plc
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports brands include BetCity, bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Sportingbet, Sports Interaction and SuperSport; Gaming brands include Foxy Bingo, Gala, GiocoDigitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, Partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.
The Group has a 50/50 joint venture, BetMGM, a leader in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology and capabilities which power BetMGM as well as exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK and is the only global operator to exclusively operate in domestically regulated or regulating markets operating in over 40 territories.
Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects. For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com