Playtech picks new chairman

Playtech has reshuffled its board following the departure of chairman Roger Withers. Alan Jackson, currently a non-executive director, will take over as chairman of the gaming software group, while gaming law expert Hilary Stewart-Jones will take a non-executive seat. Withers, who has been with Playtech since March 2006, will stay with the company until the end of September 2014 as an adviser.