25 August 2020
GVC Appoints Head of Media Relations
GVC Holdings plc (“GVC”), the global sports-betting and gaming group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tessa Curtis to the newly created role of Head of Media Relations. Tessa will be responsible for all corporate communications for GVC across the UK and international markets, as it drives towards leadership in the US, delivering growth in new and existing markets, and being the most responsible industry operator.
Tessa will join GVC on 1 September, and will report to both Grainne Hurst, Group Corporate Affairs Director, and David Lloyd-Seed, Director of Investor Relations and External Communications.
Until recently, Tessa has been running her own communications consultancy, where notable clients included the global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, the e-commerce payments provider Afterpay Touch Group – launched in the UK as Clearpay – and the global fashion company Benetton Group. Previously she led the corporate and financial communications practices at Weber Shandwick Worldwide, following a journalistic career as Business Correspondent of the BBC and Daily Telegraph.
Commenting on her appointment, Tessa Curtis said:
“I am delighted to be coming on board at such an exciting point in GVC’s extraordinary growth, with a new leadership team and a clearly defined set of strategic priorities in place. GVC has a vibrant business at the intersection of international growth in e-commerce, sports and entertainment and is fully committed to the very highest standards across all its operations. I’m looking forward to joining a business with such a strong future and a great story to tell.”
Grainne Hurst, Group Corporate Affairs Director, added:
“Tessa’s appointment will help GVC to amplify its ambitions, values and unique competitive advantages as the company continues to strengthen and build its core team. She will join both the expanding corporate affairs and investor relations teams at GVC, and will work closely with Jay Dossetter, who has recently been promoted to Head of ESG and Press Office.”
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About GVC Holdings PLC
GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC) 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 bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of 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 also entered into a joint-venture with MGM Resorts to capitalise on the sports-betting and gaming opportunity in the US. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in more than 20 countries, across five continents.
For more information see the Group’s website: www.gvc-plc.com