The Board

Charles Butler

Non-Executive Chairman

Charles is a chartered accountant with over two decades’ experience in senior executive and Board level positions in growth and digital technology businesses, including those quoted on AIM. His previous roles include being CEO of Market Tech Holdings plc, a property and digital technology group which he led from a successful AIM IPO, raising over £1 billion in equity and debt, through to its subsequent takeover. He was also Group CEO at NetPlay TV, the interactive gaming company. Charles is currently a Partner at Belerion Capital, a private equity firm specialising in e-commerce and technology, and is also a Non-Executive Director of Essensys Plc, Mysale Group Plc, as well as chairman of Highcroft Investments plc, a REIT listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List.

Mr Butler joined the Board on 28th September 2022.

William Hindmarch

Chief Executive

William graduated from the University of Durham in 1996 and joined Kleinwort Benson as a graduate trainee. He founded the business in 1999. He has been the Chief Executive of the Company for 22 years.

Rupert Garton

Commercial Director

Rupert graduated from the University of Durham in 1997 and joined JP Morgan as a graduate trainee. Later, he spent seven years in Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s equity capital markets and corporate finance divisions working in London, Milan and Johannesburg. In 2003, he completed an MBA at the Oxford University Said Business School, before joining a specialist retailer as Commercial Director. He joined the Company in January 2006.

Mr Garton joined the Board on 21st June 2006.

Ben Hughes

Marketing Director

Ben graduated from the University of Durham in 1998 and spent two years at an advertising agency before moving to the marketing department at News International, where he worked on a variety of print and digital brands over a nine year period. Latterly, he was Head of Marketing (Digital) for News Group Media. Ben joined BOTB as Marketing Director in 2010.

Mr Hughes joined the Board on 23rd March 2021.

David Firth FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director, Audit Committee Chairman

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and highly experienced Plc Board member. He is a non-executive director of Parity Group Plc, an IT services and consultancy business and a non-executive director of Celadon Pharmaceuticals plc, a UK company focused on research, cultivation, manufacturing and supply of cannabis-based medicines. He is chairman of the Remuneration and Audit Committees of both companies. David is also a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee of i-Nexus Global Plc, a strategy execution software company. Previously he was the finance director of Penna Consulting plc from 1999 to 2016. David has held a number of board positions in public companies over the past 30 years across various sectors including HR consultancy and recruitment, IT services, financial markets, motor retailing and advertising.

Mr Firth joined the Board on 1st January 2018.

Daniel Burns

Non-Executive Director

Daniel graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1992. He is an experienced corporate financier in the gaming, competitions, lottery and media sector with over 20 years of advisory experience covering both public and private companies. Daniel is Managing Partner at Oakvale Capital LLP (“Oakvale”), a corporate finance advisor in the gaming and media industry. Daniel previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Macfarlanes, focusing on venture capital and international mergers and acquisitions. He has sat on the advisory boards of a number of the largest gaming companies.

Mr Burns joined the Board on 23rd March 2021.

Joanne Bucci

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jo is a commercially astute operator with proven success leading major business transformation and business growth, with extensive experience in sport, gaming, lotteries and media. She was responsible for the UK launch, growth and global brand development of the Peoples Postcode Lottery, the world’s second largest privately funded organisation for good causes. In 2019, Jo was appointed General Manager of The Sun Newspaper, where she was responsible for financial performance, as well as setting and implementing brand strategies for long-term multi-platform growth. She was also Chief Operating officer of Wireless Group, the owner of Virgin Radio, Talkradio and Talksport.

Ms Bucci joined the Board on 1st July 2022.

Kerin Williams FCG

Company Secretary

Kerin Williams owns Trakehner Cosec Ltd, a dedicated company secretarial and corporate governance practice. Kerin has over 25 years experience in the company secretarial field, with both Main Market and AIM Listed Companies. She has acted as Company Secretary for BOTB Plc for over 15 years.

Kerin is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and holds a Law Degree from Plymouth University.