SciPlay expands board with three new directors

| By Robert Fletcher
SciPlay, the social gaming division of Light & Wonder, has announced the appointments of three new directors to its board.
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April Henry, Charles Prober and Constance James will join the SciPlay board of directors with immediate effect, increasing the number of directors on the board from eight to nine.

Henry brings more than two decades of experience advising global corporations across the technology industry on investments, mergers and acquisitions and global business development partnerships. 

A former Wall Street analyst from Morgan Stanley, Henry is currently founder and managing partner of strategic consultancy Hawkeye Digital.

Prober has worked in the digital entertainment and gaming industries for over two decades, including a spell as a senior executive at Electronic Arts between 2008 and 2014.

After this, Prober joined GoPro, Inc as chief operating officer and went on to become chief executive of mobile app-based smart location business Tile.

Financial executive James has nearly 20 years of gaming experience working in financial and operational roles, including in her current position as executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Light & Wonder.

Prior to joining Light & Wonder, James was a finance executive at Cargill Corporation and was also previously chief financial officer for global land-based gaming at Aristocrat Leisure.

“April, CJ and Connie bring decades of leadership experience in relevant industries and important strategic expertise that will enrich the board’s oversight of the company,” SciPlay chief executive Josh Wilson said. 

“I am excited at the prospect of what the management team and our newly refreshed board can achieve together as we continue to execute our strategy and accelerate our growth.”

SciPlay executive chairman Barry Cottle added: “SciPlay is operating at the cutting edge of mobile games, and as we work to achieve our potential, having the right mix of perspectives in the boardroom matters. 

“I look forward to working alongside April, CJ, Connie and our other board members to oversee SciPlay’s strategy to become a leading diversified global game developer and enhance value for our shareholders.”

The triple appointment comes after SciPlay last month also appointed former Glu Mobile chief executive Nick Earl to its board of directors.

Last week, Light & Wonder, the largest shareholder in SciPlay, completed its rebrand from Scientific Games

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