Board of Directors

Brian Mattingley | Chairman

Brian Mattingley was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in March 2016 having been Executive Chairman since May 2015 and, before that, Chief Executive Officer since March 2012. His prior roles at the company were Deputy Chairman of the Group and Senior Independent Non-executive Director since March 2006. He joined the 888 Board in August 2005. 

Brian was previously Chief Executive of Gala Regional Developments Limited until 2005. From 1997 to 2003 he was Group Finance and Strategy Director of Gala Group Plc, prior to which he was Chief Executive of Ritz Bingo Limited. He has held senior executive positions with Kingfisher Plc and Dee Corporation Plc.

 

Itai Frieberger | Chief Executive Officer

Itai Frieberger was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2016 and previously was the Group's Chief Operating Officer since April 2011.  Itai was appointed to the Board in 13 May 2015. 

Itai also serves as Managing Director of the Group's Israeli subsidiary, Random Logic Ltd. He has worked for the Group since 2003, and previously served as the Group's Senior Vice President of Product Technologies, as well as leading various parts of the business such as marketing, product and business development. Prior to joining the Group, he held several management positions at Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators.

 

Aviad Kobrine| Chief Financial Officer

Aviad Kobrine has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since June 2005 and was appointed to the Board in August 2005. From October 2004 he was a consultant to 888. Previously, he was a banker with the Media Telecoms Investment Banking Group of Lehman Brothers and prior to that, he was a senior associate with Slaughter and May. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School (Distinction), a BA in Economics and an LLB from Tel Aviv University.

Ron McMillan| Independent Non-executive

Ron McMiIlan spent the whole of his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a partner for 28 years until his retirement on 31 March 2013. In addition to acting as the engagement leader on a number of major listed companies, Ron was the Global Finance Partner, Northern Regional Chairman of the UK firm and Deputy Chairman and Head of Assurance for the Middle East firm. Ron is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of N Brown Group Plc and SCS Plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee of B&M European Value Retail SA.

Zvika Zivlin| Independent Non-executive

Zvika Zivlin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tulip Capital, the exclusive partner firm of Wells Fargo Securities in Israel, is a strategic partner to Alias Tech (JB Capital), and currently serves on the advisory board of Infinidat Ltd. 
Mr Zivlin has been engaged in projects covering the fields of insurance, banking, real estate, technology and communications, and was previously CEO of Trans4u Ltd and CFO of GSI Group. Mr. Zivlin holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Tel Aviv University (1st year,  with distinction) and a BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University (with distinction).

 

Anne de Kerckhove| Independent Non-executive

Anne de Kerckhove is currently the CEO of Iron - a startup studio specialized in digital subscription - where she also spearheads Iron Capital. Previously, Anne was the Managing Director EMEA for Videology, Global Director of Reed Elsevier, and COO and International Managing Director at Inspired Gaming Group. Anne is also an angel investor and mentor for early-stage startups and entrepreneurial funds including Metail, CRE and Daphni, and holds board positions with 7digital, WeMoms and Snowite. 
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD, and lives in Paris.