FTSE-listed William Hill Plc continues its executive team restructure confirming the appointment of Ruth Prior as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Prior who joins William Hill, from leading global payments provider Worldpay, where she served as Deputy CFO (2013 -2017), will takeover the operator’s financial leadership duties of Philip Bowcock who last month was promoted to William Hill Group Chief Executive, having served the role on an interim basis.
A twenty-year finance veteran Prior has served as Finance Director for a number of top UK retail and entertainment operators including EMI (music group) and Boo.com (fashion retailer).
Prior will now lead William Hill’s financial controllership and treasury duties, reporting to the firm’s board of governance. Prior joins William Hill executive team as the company focuses on its three-point recovery plan – recovering UK traction, growing its international services and delivering a new Openbet platform for its digital divisions.
“I am excited to be joining William Hill at a time when there are clear opportunities both to grow the business inside the UK and to expand our position on the international stage. I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver the digital expertise, operational efficiencies and technology platform that will underpin the group’s further growth”