Directors

Executive Directors

Bjarke Larsen - Chief Executive Officer
Joined Board August 2014

Current Roles

CEO of NetPlay TV plc.

Past Roles

Bjarke has worked for NetPlay since January 2007, joining as casino campaign and account manager. He has progressed through a number of roles during his time with the business, serving as project manager and head of products before being chief operating officer (COO) of the group’s subsidiary NetPlay TV Group Ltd.

As COO of the business he was responsible for overseeing the acquisition and integration of the Vernons.com brand from Sportech.

Bjarke joined the PLC board in August 2014 as Commercial Director before being appointed as CEO in January 2015.

He has also been credited with helping to direct and implement the operator’s gaming strategy.

Before joining NetPlay Bjarke spent eight months as a financial assistant for Chariot (UK) plc, operator of the playmonday online society lottery.

Brings to the Board

Having spent eight years with the company, Bjarke had gained a strong understanding of both the iGaming industry and the commercial and strategic demands of the business.

Akshay Kumar ACA ACIS - Group Finance Director
Joined Board November 2013

Current Roles

Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of NetPlay TV plc.

Past Roles

Prior to his appointment as a Director of NetPlay TV plc, Akshay served as Group Financial Controller of the Company since January 2011. Prior to this he was Financial Controller at Sporting Index, the sports spreadbetting specialist. Akshay qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC.

Brings to the Board

Over seven years' experience in the betting and gaming sector with overall responsibility for the Group's accounting, financial planning and budgeting in accordance with the Group's strategy.

Non Executive Directors

Charles Butler ACA - Chairman
Joined Board January 2010

Current Roles

Chairman of NetPlay TV plc & CEO of Market Tech Holdings.

Past Roles

Charles was CEO of NetPlay TV between November 2010 and September 2014. Prior to this he was a consultant to various land based and online gaming groups in Europe and South America. Before this he was finance director and chief executive of Bowman International, an online sportsbetting, casino and poker operator (which was sold to the Bet365 Group in 2006). Charles qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.

Brings to the Board

Over thirteen years' experience in the gaming sector, and the skills and ability to manage the Company's future growth strategy.

Andrew Lapping
Joined Board February 2007

Current Roles

Non-Executive Director of NetPlay TV plc. Managing director of The Hamilton Portfolio. Non-executive director of listed companies Maven Growth Opportunities, 4 VCT and Software Radio Technology plc.

Past Roles

Andrew established The Hamilton Portfolio with John Boyle (a well-known Scottish entrepreneur) in 1999. Prior to establishing The Hamilton Portfolio, Andrew listed the Monstermob Group and Legend Communications as well as spending 12 years with PwC in corporate finance and tax.

Brings to the Board

Andrew is a member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation and as managing director of The Hamilton Portfolio is the driving force behind a number of that company's investment projects.

Tim Mickley ACMA
Joined Board November 2010

Current Roles

Non-Executive Director of NetPlay TV plc.

Past Roles

Qualified as an accountant with Schroders and worked in city institutions for a number of years. He subsequently spent ten years in corporate finance roles, most recently as a managing director with Collins Stewart.

Brings to the Board

Tim led the gaming team at Collins Stewart and advised on a number of significant transactions in this sector.

Graham Stevens
Joined Board August 2003

Current Roles

Non-Executive Director of NetPlay TV plc and finance director of Plexus Holdings plc.

Past Roles

Until 2010, Graham was non-executive director and chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committee of NRX Global Inc., the only commercial platform for building, standardising and sustaining maintenance master data for asset intensive companies around the world, and which has subsequently been acquired by HubHead Corp., the Enterprise Asset Hub Company. He has broad experience within both public and private companies, including Fii Group plc, Sketchley Group plc, BSM Group Limited and J Sainsbury plc.

Brings to the Board

Experience in financial, corporate, and operational management as both director and investor, and acted in the capacity of corporate finance adviser for a number of fundraisings and business acquisitions disposals, and restructurings.