Ladbrokes chairman Peter Erskine to step down
Mr. Erskine was appointed Chairman in 2009 and will work with the Board on a suitable transition to the new Chairman.
Mr. Erskine serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Text2Insure. He served as a General Manager at Telefónica O2 Europe Plc from July 2006 to November 2007 and also its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to January 1, 2008. He was responsible for Telefonica's Czech unit Cesky Telecom AS (BAATELEC.PR) and Telefonica's German unit.
He served as a Managing Director at BT Cellnet since 1998, and also served in number of senior positions. From 1993 to 1998, he held a number of senior positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Concert.
He served as an European Vice President of Sales & Customer Service at Mars and served several years as an European Vice-Chairman of Mars Electronics of Mars Group. He served as a Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for UNITEL. He served as Vice-Chairman of Marketing and Merchandise of UNITEL since 1990.
Mr. Erskine served in the field of Marketing and Trade Mark Management in Polycell and in Colgate Palmolive. He serves at BT Group plc. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Ladbrokes PLC since May 15, 2009.
He serves as the Chairman and Director at Ladbrokes Ltd. He has been the Chairman of O2 Plc since January 2006. He serves as the Chairman of Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Limited. He has been the Chairman of Telefonica O2 Europe at Telefonica O2 Czech Republic since June 2007.
He has been an Independent Non Executive Director at Ladbrokes PLC since January 1, 2009. He has been a Director of Telefonica Emisiones, S.A.U since 2006. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Telefónica O2 Europe Plc since February 2008.
He serves as a Member of the Telecoms and IT Advisory boards of MacQuarie Bank, Apax Partners France, Macquarie Group Limited and Apax Private Equity and is a Member of the Advisory Board on Strategy of Henley Management College.
Mr. Erskine serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Reading Business School. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Telefonica, S.A since January 25, 2006. He has been an Executive Director of O2 Plc since August 2001. He served as the Chairman of Telefónica O2 Europe Plc., from January 2006 to January 1, 2008.
Mr. Erskine served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Telefónica Czech Republic AS (Telefonica O2 Czech Republic) since April 2006. He served as Director at Telefónica Czech Republic AS. He served as a Director of BT Mobile since March 1993. ■