Appointed on 28th March 2006, Roger Withers, age 69, is the Non-Executive Chairman of Playtech. Roger has over 30 years experience within the leisure and gaming industries. He started his carreer with Booz, Allen & Hamilton as an international management consultant.
In 1973, Mr Withers joined Ladbrokes where he held numerous senior positions in multiple machine divisions. He then joined Bass in 1986 where he held various roles including Managing Director of BMLS and Coral Racing and executive chariman of Bass Leisure in South Africa.
Roger retired from Bass in 1998 and subsequently was appointed various non-executive directorships with notably Chariman of Arena Leisure PLC as well as numerous privatetly held companies specialising in property, technology, pubishing and exhinitions sectors.
He is also a non executive chairman for Sportech plc.
According to PLaytech annual report 2011, Mr Withers fees in 2011 amounted to £389,180. He also hold 19,333 shares with Playtech representing 0.008% of the total distributed shares (see http://playtech-annual-report-2011.production.investis.com/governance/remuneration-report.aspx for more details)