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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

David Fish, QC, Non-Executive Chairman

David’s main line of work is criminal defence cases. He became Queen’s Counsel in 1997.

David is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Northern Circuit. Appointments include Assistant Recorder (1990) and Recorder of the Crown Court (1994). Other than acting for the defence in all areas of serious crime, commercial fraud and murder/manslaughter, David also undertakes licensing work (including betting and gaming). David is a major shareholder in 32Red and has been a Non-executive Director of 32Red since inception.

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Edward Ware, Chief Executive

Edward has a wealth of experience in the betting and gaming industry. He worked with Ladbrokes for nearly 15 years, becoming Managing Director of Ladbrokes International Limited.

Edward is the creative driving force behind 32Red and is responsible for the strategy and direction of the Company. Edward has been the Chief Executive of the Company since its inception.

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Jonathan Hale, ACA, Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Hale
Jonathan Hale

Jon qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, before leaving to work in the finance department of Capital Corporation plc, an operator of high roller casinos.

Following the sale of the Capital Corporation plc to Stanley Leisure Plc, Jon co-founded Property Internet Plc and Alan Brazil Leisure Plc, and served as Finance Director of the Sports Café Group for four years between 2001 and 2005. Jon has been Chief Financial Officer of 32Red plc since December 2006.

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Patrick Harrison, Chief Operations Officer

Patrick Harrison
Patrick Harrison

Pat has spent his entire working life in the gambling industry, including 23 years at Ladbrokes.

In addition to a great deal of service in the field in management positions, Pat was also a Divisional Operations Manager based in Ladbrokes’ Head Office. As Chief Operations Officer at 32Red, Pat takes responsibility for all existing players-facing activities within the Company including player support operations, payment processing and management, and security and fraud prevention.

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Matthew Booth, Chief Commercial Officer

Matthew Booth
Matthew Booth

Matt is a digital and brand-led communications marketing professional, with over 13 years experience of building international marketing campaigns in the betting and gaming industry.

Matt joined the 32Red Board in November 2013 having spent the previous six years at Betfair Plc where he has held several positions including Head of Marketing & Commercial, UK Commercial Director and most recently Global Head of Brand. Prior to Betfair, Matt was Head of Marketing at 32Red plc between June 2006 and January 2008 and prior to this held marketing positions with Littlewoods Bet Direct, Stanley Leisure PLC and United Racecourses.

Board Member

John Hodgson, Non-Executive Director

John practises law in Gibraltar as a sole-practitioner under the name of Hodgson Bilton. A Solicitor and Notary Public, John also holds a directorship in the Sovereign Group.

John was admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 1983, as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1989 with Notary Public appointments in Hong Kong and Gibraltar in 1994 and 2001 respectively. Memberships include: the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; International Bar Association; the Law Society of England and Wales; and the Gibraltar Bar Association. He has been a Non-executive Director of 32Red since inception.

Board Member

David Bowen, Non-Executive Director

David has nearly forty years’ experience of working in the betting and gaming industry including senior and board level positions at Ladbrokes.

His role as Development Director involved the expansion and development of the retail business in the UK, Ireland and various European countries including Italy.

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