Sportech appoints ‘transformation pro’ Chris Rigg as governance advisor

LSE-listed racing and wagering systems provider Sportech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Christian ‘Chris’ Rigg as an Independent Non-Executive Director, advising corporate governance from 1 January 2019.

A + 20-year corporate finance executive, Rigg is a former Barclays Bank executive, who has served as Chief Executive of Northern Recruitment Group and UK pharmaceuticals supplier Quantum.

Sportech governance notes the appointment of Rigg as a corporate advisor, highlighting the executive’s experience and knowledge in business strategy and development of effective transformation projects.

“Rigg implemented a new strategy which helped simplify and grow the business and led to the acquisition of Quantum by Clinigen for an enterprise value of £160 million.” details Sportech governance in its corporate update.

Richard McGuire, Executive Chairman of Sportech, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Board.  His extensive experience at a senior level within public  and private companies will undoubtedly be of great value to Sportech.”

Rigg joins Sportech governance, as the firm continues its executive search for a chief executive replacement of US-based Andrew Gaughan, who confirmed his leadership departure from Sportech during November trading.

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