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Entain chief governance officer Robert Hoskin will step down after serving the company for 18 years.

He will officially leave the board on 30 June, but will continue to fulfil his role within the group until 31 August.

Hoskin joined the company in 2005, initially serving as the company secretary and group director of legal, regulatory and secretariat.

In October 2020, he was promoted to his current position and joined the board in 2021.

Throughout his tenure, the business has evolved from holding just two gambling licences to 135 licences in more than 30 different countries.

Restructuring plans

Given Hoskin’s departure, Entain has decided to restructure certain responsibilities, particularly in the area of regulatory affairs, to align with the company’s exclusive focus on regulated or regulating markets.

Simon Zinger, currently Entain general counsel, will assume Hoskin’s responsibilities.

“Robert was exceptionally supportive, welcoming and helpful to me when I joined the board of Entain as a non-executive director in 2019,” said Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen.

“I was therefore delighted that he agreed to remain in his role after my appointment as CEO, and I have benefitted hugely from his wisdom and counsel.

“I was delighted that he agreed to remain in his role after my appointment as CEO, and I have benefitted hugely from his wisdom and counsel.”
Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen

“He has played an instrumental role in making Entain the success story that it is today, and I would like to express my sincere thanks to him for everything that he has done for me personally and the Group more widely,” she added.

Reflecting on his departure, Hoskin stated: “Entain has undergone an extraordinary transformation in recent times and now stands as a responsible operator with outstanding governance and a clear commitment to sustainability in all its forms.

“I am truly honoured to have been part of this extraordinary journey and wish everyone at Entain the best for the future.”

Before joining Entain, Hoskin served as the head of the Investment Company Secretariat at Aberdeen Asset Management.

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