IGT Plc’s board has acted to improve its corporate governance mechanisms, confirming three independent committee assignments that will be approved after the company’s annual general meeting ( AGM).
The gambling technology group listed in New York announced that Professor Alberto Dessy, an independent director of the company since 2015, will take up a seat on the audit committee of the firm.
The appointment will see Dessy, a key advisor to the Lottomatica division of IGT, pass his duties to Beatrice Bassey on the company’s Nomination and Group Corporate Governance committees.
IGT ‘s latest appointment as a board member, Bassey is an emerging market legal expert who joined the company in March serving as an independent advisor to IGT’s general counsel and providing additional oversight of governance in developing market strategies and compliance.
IGT reported that cybersecurity specialist Dr Samantha Ravich will take a seat on the Audit and Compensation Committees of the company, completing its roster of appointments.
Ravich has worked as an independent IGT director since 2019, a leading figurehead in IT safety, cybersecurity and IP safeguards for large-scale government and business organisations.
She will assume the governance duties of long-term IGT director Paget Alves, who announced last March that he will step aside from all committee duties.