Slipper steps down as Perform joint-CEO

Digital sports media company Perform, which runs the RunningBall and Opta data operations and the Watch&Bet service for bookmakers, has announced that Oliver Slipper is stepping down as joint-chief executive officer of the business.

Slipper, who has served at the helm alongside co-CEO Simon Denyer since the company was formed eight years ago through the merger of Premium TV and Inform Group, will retain a role as a non-executive director of the Perform board, but will also pursue “other opportunities in different industries”.

Denyer will stay on as Perform’s sole chief executive officer.

“Now feels like the right time for me to step aside,” Slipper said. “When I think back to some of the early days, it is quite extraordinary what we have been able to achieve – something that will always bring a smile to my face and something I am immensely proud of.

“Led by Simon and a superbly talented senior management team, Perform has an incredible chance to continue to transform the market.

“The breadth and range of opportunities in front of the company have never been greater and, as both a shareholder and board member, I am excited to be part of its next phase of growth. I would like to thank every member of staff at Perform, past and present, for their efforts in getting where we are today together.”

Denyer added: “It has been a privilege to work with Oli and on behalf of the entire company I thank him for everything he has done in his time as joint-CEO.

“Moving forward, I am glad that he will continue to work with the team on product innovation and strategy and maintain many of our key client relationships.”

Privately-held investment group Access Industries delisted Perform from the London Stock Exchange late last year after acquiring a majority shareholding in the company.

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