Betfair non-exec role for former Trader Media CFO

BETTING GROUP BETFAIR has appointed former Fitness First Group FD Zillah Byng-Maddick as non-executive director, effective from 5 September following the company’s annual general meeting.

The role entails membership of the leisure group’s audit committee, and follows Byng-Maddick’s recent departure from Trader Media Group, where she most recently held the chief executive post, having initially served as CFO from 2009.

Prior to that, Byng-Maddick was FD for Fitness First Group between 2006 and 2009 and also held the CFO post at the Thresher Group. She has also previously held senior finance positions with GE Capital and HMV Media Group and qualified as an accountant with Nestle UK.

It is expected that, in accordance with the company’s articles of association, Byng-Maddick will retire, aid be eligible for re-appointment by shareholders, at the company’s annual general meeting in 2014.

Betfair chairman Gerald Corbett said: “Zillah is an experienced finance professional who has worked at the top of a number of consumer facing businesses. We all welcome her to the Betfair board”.

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