he appointments come after the bwin.party board in May 2014 began a search to find candidates to succeed Rod Perry, chairman of the remuneration committee and senior independent director, as well as Helmut Kern, chairman of the audit and risk committee.
Perry and Helmut will retire after bwin.party’s Annual General Meeting this year.
Philip Yea, chairman of bwin.party, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Liz and Barry to bwin .party.
“Their backgrounds will complement the portfolio of skills and experience of the other directors, while also filling the gaps left by Rod and Helmut when they retire later this year.”
Following a formal induction and handover, Gibson will take the role of chairman of the remuneration committee and senior independent director, with Catchpole being appointed as chairman of the audit and risk committee.
Bwin.party also noted that it is continuing a search for an independent non-executive director with knowledge and expertise in information technology, market trends and technology delivery in consumer-facing digital businesses.
A number of candidates have been interviewed and short-listed for this position, with the operator hoping to make an appointment in due course.