BetMakers appoints Anna Massion to non-executive director role

BetMakers has announced the appointment of Anna Massion – a veteran of industry boardrooms – to its board, assigning her to the role of independent non-executive director.

Massion- who is based in the US – is also a non-executive director at Playtech, AGS and Artemis Strategic Investment Corp.

Before this, she had held a variety of roles elsewhere, including senior analyst at hedge fund Per Capital Management, director of gaming, lodging and leisure research at Hedgeye Risk Management and vice president of proprietary equities training at J.P. Morgan Securities.

The appointment comes after BetMakers made moves to expand in North America, assigning former Caesars Entertainment sports and online gaming head Christian Stuart to lead the charge earlier this year.

Massion’s annual remuneration fee will constitute AUD$100,000, which will include superannuation, retirement benefits or other types of tax contribution.

“I am very excited to be appointed to the BetMakers’ board and look forward to contributing as a part of the efforts to oversee the next phase of success that the company has clearly set out on its roadmap,” said Massion.

“BetMakers Technology Group is making a serious impression as a leader in the international B2B wagering world and I am especially pleased to be associated with the future development of that global growth story.”

BetMakers has issued Massion 498,339 rights to shares under its long-term incentive plan, which will constitute the first three years of her employment, in lieu of her annual director’s fee.

Last month BetMakers also appointed lawyer Rebekah Giles to the role of independent non-exec director.

“We are delighted to welcome Anna to the company’s board,” said Nick Chan, BetMakers chairman. “Her deep knowledge in global gaming, wagering, technology and investment communities, and her experience in related companies as a non-executive director and as chair of multiple board committees, make her an outstanding appointment.”

“Anna is based in the US, which is at the forefront of BetMakers’ global growth strategy, and where more than 50% of our company’s staff is now located. We are very excited that Anna has agreed to join our team at the board level as a non-executive director and strengthen our strategic and governance capabilities at an international level.”

Author: Raymond Fleming