Entain appoints former Royal Marines officer as chair of trust

Lt Gen Edward Davis CBE has been named chair of the Entain Foundation.
Lt Gen Edward Davis CBE has been named chair of the Entain Foundation.

The UK gaming giant has named Lt Gen Ed Davis CBE as chair of the Entain Foundation.

UK.- The gaming group Entain has named Lieutenant General Edward Davis CBE as chair of its charitable trust, the Entain Foundation.

It has also named the German Olympic swimmer Franziska van Almsick as an ambassador.

Davis is a former Royal Marines officer, who served as a commandant general and as deputy commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command. He also served as governor of Gibraltar from 2016 to 2020. 

Van Almsick, who won four Olympic silver medals and six bronze medals during her swimming career, will represent Entain as an ambassador in Germany, where the operator is participating in the newly regulated online gaming market.

The Entain Foundation

Entain has previously announced a five-year plan for its foundation to dedicate £100m to a range of causes covering responsible gambling and diversity in the technology sector.

Entain chief executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen said: “We are honoured to welcome Ed and Franziska to the Entain Foundation.

“The appointment of such high calibre individuals is a mark of our ambitions for the Foundation’s future. Collectively they bring incredible leadership and organisational skills as well as huge experience in the charitable sector and sporting world.”

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