Ashley Highfield departs William Hill as Corporate Responsibility Chair

FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ashley Highfield has formally stepped down as a Non-executive director, departing the firm’s corporate advisory team.

As a governance advisor, Highfield headed up William Hill’s Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Last October, the FTSE bookmaker confirmed that former Betfair Group Plc Chief Executive Mark Brooker would replace Highfield as Committee Chair.

In 2016, restructuring William Hill governance, Group Chairman Gareth Davis appointed Brooker as a corporate Non-Executive advisor, alongside former Tesco executive Robin Terrell and former Coral Interactive MD John O’Reilly.

William Hill governance details that it reviews its ‘the composition of its Board committees’ on a periodical basis.

Further to its update, William Hill’s Board has approved changes to the composition of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, which will now comprise of David Lowden as Chair, assisted by Mark Brooker, John O’Reilly and Robin Terrell with immediate effect.

In 2017, William Hill has undertaken an executive leadership restructure, promoting Philip Bowcock to Group CEO, supported with the appointment of new CFO Ruth Prior, joinging the operator from international payments firm WorldPay Plc

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