Amaya Board Names New Company Director Candidates

Publish: 27.05.2017

Canadian gaming and online gambling company – Amaya Inc. – has announced that the firm’s Board has presented Peter Murphy and Mary Turner as the candidates for new directors’ roles at the company.


As the founder and the chairman of private investment firm Wentworth Capital management, Peter Murphy currently serves on the boards of different public media and consumer-oriented companies. Those include Tribune Media Company, an American conglomerate headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

During his illustrious career in the industry, Murphy also acted as president, strategy and development of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Mary Turner was president, chief executive and a board member of the Canadian Tire Bank, a subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corporation. Turner performed the role from 2012 until 2016 when she retired. In addition to his spell with the Canadian Tire, mary Turner also worked with Deloitte & Touche, and the Mackenzie Financial Corporation subsidiary of IGM Financial.

Murphy and Turner will join current board members – Divyesh Gadhia, Alfred Hurley, Harlan Goodson and David Lazzarato – for election at the company’s annual and special meeting of shareholders that will take place on 21 June.

The Amaya board is a fully independent body and will remain so after the elections when it is expected that the board will comprise six directors after all candidates are elected.

Continued Corporate Evolution

Amaya Inc. chairman, Gadhia, did not hide the excitement over Peter and Mary’s nomination, which is part of the company’s continued corporate evolution.

“Peter and Mary have impressive track records and a combined 50-plus years of relevant experience. If elected, we expect them to immediately contribute to the success of our company.”, Gadhia said.

Amaya Inc. has also confirmed that Wesley Clark, director of the company since 2010, and Aubrey Zidenberg, director since 2014, have decided to retire and will not be a part of the re-election process.