LONDON: Catalis Plc, a UK based games company focused on the development, testing and publishing of video games for the global market, announced the appointment of Gary Hughes as Chairman, effective immediately.

Gary is a chartered accountant with broad international experience as an executive across the FMCG, media, gaming and gambling sectors, and brings with him extensive PLC, private equity and non-executive experience.

As an operating executive with Apax Partners he worked across a number of the firm’s portfolio companies, including King Digital Entertainment. As a non-executive, Gary has sat on the Boards of J Sainsbury plc, Booker Group plc, Premier Farnell plc and The Scottish Football Association as well as a number of other highly reputable public and private businesses.

Dominic Wheatley, CEO of Catalis said: “We are very pleased to appoint Gary as our new Chairman. His extensive experience of the gaming sector and his strategic approach to company growth will be invaluable to Catalis as we drive the business forward through our next phase of development following the recent Northedge transaction.

“We now look forward to what’s next for Catalis over the coming months. We have a clear path to growth and a well-defined plan to achieve our ambitions and I look forward to providing exciting updates in due course.”