William Hill appoints Phil Walker as UK digital lead

Phil Walker – William Hill

FTSE250 betting group, William Hill has confirmed the appointment of Phil Walker as its new UK & Ireland Online Managing Director.

Walker was formerly Managing Director of Sports Brands at Ladbrokes Coral with responsibility for marketing services across the merged group. He joins William Hill’s senior management team from his current role as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. 

Walker’s appointment to the UK Online MD role comes as William Hill finalise their acquisition of MRG – the company behind the Mr Green brand.  On completion, the MRG office in Malta will act as William Hill’s international hub with Gibraltar continuing as the base for the UK and Ireland business.

With the planned restructure to be implemented early next year current Online MD Grant Williams has decided to leave the business after three years with William Hill to pursue other opportunities.

Commenting on the news Ulrik Bengtsson, Chief Digital Officer, William Hill said: “Phil comes to William Hill with a strong track record in the industry and will have a clear focus on the UK and Ireland markets moving forward and will be key to achieving our ambitions for digital growth in the coming years.  We wish Grant well and thank him for his work in improving the online business over the last three years.”

Phil Walker, UK & Ireland Online Managing Director said:  “It is great to be back in the industry and with one of the most trusted brands in the sector.  William Hill has ambitious growth plans as it transitions from its retail roots to become more international and more digital and I am pleased to be joining the team as it embarks on this journey.”

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