Sportech appoints McGuire as new chairman

Sportech has named Richard McGuire as its new chairman, following Roger Withers’ decision to retire.

McGuire, who currently serves as a non-executive director at the company, will replace Withers after the firm’s Annual General Meeting.

Withers will officially step down from the position as chairman and his role on the firm’s board on May 24.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as chairman of Sportech and am delighted to be leaving the company in great shape,” Withers said.

“I have been very impressed with Richard’s contribution to the board during his eight months with us and I am delighted that he will chair Sportech through the next stage in its development.

“We will spend the next few weeks ensuring there is an orderly handover and transition.”

Ian Penrose, chief executive of Sportech, added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Roger Withers for his tremendous contribution to Sportech over the last six years.

“Throughout his tenure as chairman he has provided the board with fine leadership and wise counsel; on behalf of the board, I would like to wish him well for his retirement.”

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