Amaya board nominates new directors
Amaya has announced that its board has nominated Peter Murphy and Mary Turner to become new directors of the company.
Murphy and Turner will stand for election alongside current board members Divyesh Gadhia, Harlan Goodson, Alfred Hurley and David Lazzarato at the firm’s annual and special meeting of shareholders on June 21.
If all candidates are elected, the Amaya board will comprise six directors and continue to be fully independent.
Murphy is the founder and chairman of private investment and venture capital firm Wentworth Capital Management, and currently serves on the boards of various public media and consumer-facing companies, including Tribune Media Company.
Earlier in his career, Murphy also had a spell as president, strategy and development, of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Turner was president, chief executive and a board member of the Canadian Tire Bank subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corporation from 2012 until her retirement in 2016.
Prior to her time with Canadian Tire, Turner had spells with Deloitte & Touche and the Mackenzie Financial Corporation subsidiary of IGM Financial.
Gadhia, chairman of Amaya, said: “As part of our continued corporate evolution, we are excited to nominate Peter and Mary as directors.
“Peter and Mary have impressive track records and a combined 50-plus years of relevant experience.
“If elected, we expect them to immediately contribute to the success of our company.”
In addition, Amaya has announced that Wesley Clark, a director of the company since May 2010, and Aubrey Zidenberg, a director since July 2014, have informed the board of their decision to retire and will not stand for re-election.
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