GAN appoints Susan Bracey to its board

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Former Village Roadshow EVP has experience in the tech, media and entertainment industries.

GAN Limited, a provider of internet gaming software-as-a-service to the real money online gaming, sports betting and simulated gaming industries, on Friday said it has appointed Susan Bracey (pictured) to its board of directors, effectively immediately.

According to a statement from GAN, Bracey brings “extensive finance experience” in the technology, media and entertainment industries, having held C-suite level and executive positions in both publicly and privately held companies.

She will serve on GAN’s board as an independent director, the company noted.

Bracey is described as an experienced financial executive, most recently having served from 2010 to 2020 as EVP and CFO of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, an independent co-producer and co-financier of studio-released motion pictures.

Prior to that post, she served as CFO of Youbet.com, an online wagering company, from 2009 until the company’s sale to Churchill Downs in 2010.

Bracey's resume also includes serving as SVP and CFO of National Opinion Research Center and VP Controller at FOX Broadcasting Company. She began her career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young.

She currently serves on the board of Diver•Sea•Fy, a non-profit organization that raises money to support underrepresented youth of color in training for Scuba certifications.

Bracey earned a BS in business administration with a major in accounting from Chicago State University. She obtained her Certified Public Accountant designation in the state of Illinois.

“We are excited to have Susan join GAN’s board and know she will provide invaluable guidance as we execute our growth strategy,” Dermot Smurfit, director and CEO of GAN, said in a statement. “Susan comes to us with critical experience from her tenures at both publicly and privately held companies that produced and distributed content in the gaming and entertainment industries. We look forward to leveraging Susan’s financial and accounting expertise as well as her relevant industry experience as we continue to establish and grow our position in online gaming.”

Bracey added: “I am pleased to be joining the board of directors of a company like GAN. Online gaming is a fast-growing and exciting market. I look forward to offering my expertise and contributing to the company’s trajectory.”

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