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London-listed gaming supplier and operator Playtech has announced that Paul Hewitt will step down from the company’s board of directors effective August 1st.

Hewitt has given notice of his intention to step down as non-executive director following three years with the company.

He will also stand down as chair of the board's Risk & Compliance Committee, with Playtech appointing independent non-executive director Claire Milne to replace him.

"I would like to thank Paul on behalf of the board and the company,” said Playtech chairman Alan Jackson. “Over the last three years Paul's contribution has been of huge value to the company during a period of strategic progress and diversification and we wish him every success in his future roles."

Hewitt will be joining London-listed sub-prime lender Provident Financial as a non-executive director, effective today.

Shares in Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC) were trading down 0.37 per cent at 534.40 pence per share in London Tuesday morning.