Sportech appoints Richard McGuire as chief executive
Betting technology provider Sportech has named its interim executive chairman Richard McGuire as its new chief executive officer.
McGuire has served on the Sportech board since 2016, first joining as a non-executive director, before becoming chair in 2017, following Roger Withers’ retirement. He then took on the role of interim executive chairman in November last year after chief executive Andrew Gaughan resigned.
As a result of taking on the executive chairman role, he relocated to Sportech’s US headquarters in Connecticut. He has more than 30 years’ experience across the gaming, technology and horse racing sectors.
McGuire has worked for major investment banks including Citigroup and Salomon Brothers, as well as serving as director for companies including pub operator Mitchell & Butlers and payment solutions provider Alphameric.
As a result of McGuire becoming CEO of the business, Giles Vardey, who joined as a non-executive director in November 2017, has taken over as chairman, with immediate effect.