LONDON, UK — World Gaming PLC (OTC BB: WGMGY), a global provider of I-gaming software and services is pleased to announce the confirmation of the senior management team consisting of Nicholas Jackson as CEO, David Fleming as Chief Technology Officer, and Mark Thompson as the Operations Officer for the balance of 2003.
Nicholas Jackson has been a member of the Board of Directors for World Gaming PLC since 1999,and was appointed Chairman of the Board in July 2002. Mr Jackson has spent his entire career managing companies and will leverage his experience to provide direction to the team.
“I am pleased to reassure shareholders that the nucleus of the management team that has been running the company since July of 2002 will continue to operate profitably as an honest open group without interference for the balance of 2003”, commented Nicholas Jackson CEO. “Our management team of David Fleming in Vancouver and Mark Thompson in Antigua operate with the utmost integrity and I am confident that they will provide the cohesiveness to keep our momentum going, and do even better than last year.”
Mr. Fleming, who has served with the company since September 2001, brings more than 12 years of experience to the company. As Chief Technology Officer for World Gaming, PLC, Mr. Fleming is responsible for defining the technical direction of World Gaming’s global operations.
“We look forward to a productive 2003. The entire development team will move forward with much greater confidence and security as a result of a clear mandate from management”, commented David Fleming, Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Thompson has served as our Data SgpOperations Director since December 1, 2002. Mr. Thompson has also served as our interim Chief Financial Officer in July 2002 and our Vice President of Finance since November 2001.
Most recently, prior to joining World Gaming Mr. Thompson held the position of Director of Finance at MGI Software Corporation, a leading global provider of visual media software and infrastructure solutions distributed in over 40 countries. Prior to joining MGI, Mr. Thompson was a Manager at KPMG Corporate Finance Inc. where he advised on acquisitions, divestitures and financing. Mr. Thompson is a Chartered Accountant. He received his bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
“We will continue to focus on maintaining strict controls on spending and accountability throughout the organization”, said Mark Thompson, Operations Director. “All members of senior management and staff have worked very hard over the past seven months to meet deadlines within budget constraints, and I feel that this team will work in productive harmony under the guidance of Mr. Jackson.”
Mr. Jackson, CEO, further stated, “This is going to be a benchmark year for World Gaming and its shareholders. We fully anticipate to move World Gaming into the forefront of the Industry, as it should be.”