Toronto-listed gaming operator Amaya has nominated two new directors to its board after incumbents General Wesley Clark and Aubrey Zidenberg said they would not be standing for re-election.

Peter Murphy and Mary Turner will stand for election instead, along with current members Divyesh Gadhia, Harlan Goodson, Alfred Hurley and David Lazzarato.

The new board will be voted on at Amaya’s annual and special meeting of shareholders on June 21st.

Murphy is the founder and chairman of private investment firm Wentworth Capital Management, a private investment and venture capital firm focused on media, technology and branded consumer businesses.

He previously served as president of strategy and development at Caesars Entertainment, as well as over 18 years at The Walt Disney Company in various senior executive roles including chief strategy officer.

Turner has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, having most recently served as president and CEO of Canadian Tire Bank, a subsidiary of Toronto-listed Canadian Tire Corporation. Prior to joining Canadian Tire, she was a partner at Deloitte in Toronto from 1985 to 1992.

"As part of our continued corporate evolution, we are excited to nominate Peter and Mary as directors," said Amaya chairman Divyesh Gadhia. "Peter and Mary have impressive track records and a combined 50 plus years of relevant experience. If elected, we expect them to immediately contribute to the success of our company."

Amaya, which plans to change its corporate name to The Stars Group at the upcoming meeting, confirmed that General Wesley Clark and Aubrey Zidenberg have announced their intention to retire from the board and not stand for re-election.

Clark has been a director of Amaya since May 2010. Zidenberg has served on the board since July 2014 and will continue to serve as a member of Amaya's compliance committee.

"On behalf of the company and the board, I'd like to thank General Clark and Aubrey for their service, dedication and contributions to the board and company over the years,” Gadhia said. “We are very grateful for their leadership and wish them the best.”

Shares in Amaya Inc (Co. Data) (TSX:AYA) closed in Toronto Tuesday down 1.59 per cent at $25.32 per share.

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