London-listed casino games developer GameAccount Network has appointed Seamus McGill as an independent non-executive director of the company.

McGill is a gaming and technology veteran who currently serves as president of Joingo, the San Francisco-based mobile software supplier that works with the likes of IGT, its social casino arm DoubleDown Interactive, and developer Konami Gaming. As president he is responsible for driving company growth and financial performance.

Before joining Joingo in December last year McGill spent five years working for Aristocrat Technologies, which established a content distribution deal with GameAccount in 2011 before acquiring the supplier’s nLive iGaming platform in November 2012.

At Aristocrat McGill held the role of chief operating officer for the company’s Americas business, overseeing operations in the US, Canada and Latin America.

Before joining Aristocrat he held senior positions at Cyberview Technology, WMS Gaming and Mikohn Gaming corporation.

GameAccount chief executive Dermot Smurfit said McGill would bring valuable expertise to the company.

“Seamus’ extensive experience and unique knowledge of the gaming industry, particularly in the US, will be extremely beneficial as we continue to expand our business in the US market,” Smurfit added.

McGill joins non-executive chairman David O’Reilly and non-executive directors Michael Smurfit Jr. and Roger Kendrick on the GameAccount board. The trio support the company’s executive team which is comprised of chief executive Smurfit, chief financial officer Desmond Glass and CTO Julius Patta.

Shares in GameAccount Network plc (Co. Profile) (AIM:GAME) were trading down 2.04 per cent early Thursday in London at 120.00 pence per share, having set a new low of 116.00 pence per share on Monday.

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