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 Pazner| Chief Executive Officer

Itai Pazner was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in January 2019 after more than 17 years within 888. He previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer, since October 2017.

Prior to becoming COO in 2017, Itai Pazner spent more than six years as Senior Vice President (‘SVP’) of the Group’s B2C Division where he oversaw the significant development of 888’s strong brands as well as having oversight of the Group’s marketing, customer support functions, and B2C operations.

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.

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. 


Itai Frieberger| Former 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.

In January 2019, Itai Frieberger stood down as Chief Executive Officer and was replaced by Itai Pazner. To ensure a smooth transition, Itai Frieberger will remain as a Director of the Group for a period of up to 12 months.