William Hill has appointed Tom Waterhouse, as Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Australia. Waterhouse is expected to take charge of the bookmakers Australian igaming division by the end of the July.
The operator had been seeking to appoint a CEO for its Australian operations, former Sportingbet Australia Managing Director Michael Sullivan had been overseeing regional operations for the bookmaker.
Tom Waterhouse, who sold his igaming operator TomWaterhouse.com to William Hill in August 2013 for a reported AUS $35 million (£19.10 million), is expected to take up the position of CEO by the end of the month.
Australian business news sources reported that the announcement of Tom Waterhouse as CEO of William Hill Australia had been delayed due, William Hills ongoing search for a Group CEO to replace Ralph Topping.
July saw the announcement of James Henderson as William Hill Group CEO, Henderson will take up his position effective August 1.
Tom Waterhouse, a well-known figure in Australian sports, entertainment and sports betting, will be tasked with growing the operators brand and operations in the region. Waterhouse has previous success in the region having founded Australian igaming operator TomWaterhouse.com.
2013 saw William Hill acquire Australian igaming and sports betting brands – Centrebet, Sportingbet and TomWaterhouse.com, as the operator looks to establish its position as a leading sports betting operator in Australia.
William Hill have yet to make a public comment on the appointment of Tom Waterhouse as CEO of Australian operations.