Betfair Recruits Director of Public Affairs
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London (13/01/04) Betfair, the company revolutionising betting, today announced the appointment of Andrew Silverman as its Director of Public Affairs. The new post comes as Parliament considers the Government’s proposed reforms to the current gaming legislation.

Andrew joins from Brunswick Group Limited where he was a Senior Associate Partner and public policy advisor to a range of corporate clients including the Jockey Club and the Lawn Tennis Association.

Prior to Brunswick he spent twelve years as a Civil Servant and undertook a variety of communication roles in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office, Ministry of Defence and Department of Transport. He also worked as a Private Secretary in the Cabinet Office and in the No 10 Downing Street Strategic Communication Unit.

Andrew will be working alongside Mark Davies, Betfair’s Director of Communications, who will be based in Australia over the next ten months where he will be seeking to expand the company’s business in that key market.

Mark Davies said, “Andrew and I will be addressing all external communication issues for Betfair. I look forward to working with him over the coming months and to the challenges that lie ahead for me in taking Betfair into the Australian market.”

Andrew Silverman said, “I am delighted to be joining Betfair at this exciting stage in the company’s development and as Parliament considers the Government’s proposed reforms to the current gaming legislation.”

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