London-listed online gaming operator 888 Holdings has strengthened its board with the appointment of Anne de Kerckhove, chief executive of start-up studio Iron Group, as a non-executive director.

De Kerckhove has served as CEO of London-based Iron Group since April 2016, having previously worked as managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for marketing software provider Videology Group.

She has also served as global director for events organiser Reed Elsevier, and previously worked in the gaming industry for three years as chief operating officer and international managing director of Inspired Gaming Group (now Inspired Entertainment).

"We are delighted to welcome Anne to the 888 board," 888 chairman Brian Mattingley said. "I am confident that her skill set and broad experience will be of considerable benefit to 888 as we continue to grow and develop as a global leader in online gaming."

De Kerckhove is also an angel investor and mentor for early-stage start-ups, and holds board positions with digital music solutions provider 7digital, web portal WeMoms and music streaming service Snowite.

She will serve on 888's remuneration, nominations, audit and gaming compliance committees.

Shares in 888 Holdings plc (LSE:888) were trading up marginally by 0.15 per cent at 258.60 pence per share in London earlier Tuesday.

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