London-listed gaming supplier and operator Playtech has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of former Kambi Group director Susan Ball.

Ball will join the company's board as a non-executive director next week, bringing more than 35 years of finance and board level experience in the gambling, leisure and consumer industries.

Ball recently stepped down from Kambi’s board, where she served for the past four years, as well as chairing its audit committee.

She also previously served as chief financial officer for Stockholm-listed operator Unibet Group (now Kindred Group) between 2002 and 2007, and as finance chief for AIM-listed gambling business Praesepe.

"The board is delighted to welcome Susan to Playtech,” said chairman Alan Jackson. “Susan's appointment as an independent non-executive director represents another step forward in the evolution of Playtech's board and the continued progress of the company.

“Susan brings a wealth of experience of the global gambling market with a focus on digital growth strategies which will be of particular benefit to Playtech and the continued execution of its strategic goals"

Ball also currently serves as a non-executive director at, as well as health club and spa operator Bannatyne Group.

Following her appointment to the board on August 1st, Ball will also join Playtech’s audit, risk, remuneration and nomination committees.

Shares in Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC) were trading down 1.56 per cent at 518.80 pence per share in London Wednesday morning.