GVC appoints ‘US-Pro’ Virginia McDowell as new corporate advisor

FTSE-listed gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Virginia McDowell as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

A 35-year industry veteran, McDowell will advise GVC governance and leadership on US market growth strategies, stakeholder management, resource planning and execution.

McDowell was the former President and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, from 2011 until her retirement in 2016, and the president and COO of Isle of Capri from 2007 to 2011.

A seasoned executive, McDowell has further served as  Chief Information Officer of Trump Entertainment Resorts (2005-2007) and Senior Vice President of operations, sales and marketing at Argosy Gaming Company (1997-2005).

McDowell currently serves as Vice Chair of Global Gaming Women,  a non-profit organisation with a mission to support, inspire and influence the development of women in the gaming industry through education and mentoring.

Confirming the appointment of McDowell, Lee Feldman, Chairman of GVC Holdings stated:

“I am very pleased to welcome Virginia to the Board.  She brings extensive experience in gaming operations and strategy at significant scale.  Her perspectives on the US market should prove invaluable as we pursue the potential in the US for significant expansion in the regulated sports betting market and online gaming as well as bring a fresh US perspective to our activities in other markets.”

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