London-listed online bingo and casino operator Jackpotjoy is searching for a new independent director after Jörgen Nordlund stepped down from the company's board.

Norlund has resigned from the board just a year after his appointment, with all other directorships and consultancy agreements with the operator also terminated.

Norlund co-founded Nordic-facing mobile operator Vera&John, which was acquired by Jackpotjoy – then Intertain Group – for an initial €81m in 2014.

"As co-founder of Vera&John, Jörgen has played a significant role in the creation of Jackpotjoy group," Jackpotjoy chairman Neil Goulden said.

"On behalf of the board, I would like to express our thanks to him both for his contribution to the business over the previous three years and in particular, to our successful listing in London."

The company now expects to announce a replacement, UK-based independent non-executive director in the coming months.

Shares in Jackpotjoy plc (Co.Data) (LSE:JPJ) were trading down 0.60 per cent at 740.00 pence per share in London early Monday morning.

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