Tag Archives: Roger Devlin

William Hill appoints ‘risk expert’ Jane Hanson as corporate advisor

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its governance and corporate advisory confirming the appointment of Jane Hanson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. An expert in risk management and corporate governance strategies for ‘highly regulated industries’, Hanson will join William Hill’s board on 1 July 2019, becoming a member of the FTSE firm’s nomination and audit committees. A …

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Retail pro Lynne Weedall joins William Hill advisory

FTSE betting group William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Lynne Weedall as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. A figurehead in UK retail and leisure, Weedall is an expert in human resources and corporate transformation strategies for large scale enterprises. During her thirty-year executive career, Weedall has led HR and group operations …

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William Hill gains vital US knowledge via Gordon Wilson hiring

William Hill have announced a further strengthening of its US approach, with Gordon Wilson to take up a position on the firm’s board of directors, as an independent non-executive director, from January 2 next year. The current President and CEO of Travelport Worldwide, Wilson is to become a member of the board’s corporate responsibility and nomination committees upon joining. Roger …

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May Day! Industry braces itself for incoming FOBTs £2 cut

The betting industry’s regulatory agenda has reached a speculative overdrive, as concerns grow as to how and when the UK government will move to implement its anticipated £2 cut on FOBTs machine wagering levels. The polemic subject matter of FOBTs wagering has seen contrasting news stories published this weekend by multiple sources, each specifying potential different outcomes to the government’s long-awaited …

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New look William Hill leadership confident of delivering successful ‘next chapter’

William Hill’s new leadership team is confident of delivering the FTSE bookmaker’s ‘next chapter’ having closed a group-wide transformative 2017. The bookmaker’s £238 million impairment charge on the value of its Australian business, dominated industry headlines last week, as William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock presented full-year 2017 results. Despite the Australian downturn, Bowcock details to investors that William Hill has undertaken …

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William Hill to act as FTSE Pacemaker as industry enters crucial 2018

City eyes eagerly await the publication of FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc’s Q4 2017 trading update on Thursday 18 January. The first of the UK legacy bookmakers to publish its closing 2017 statement, City analysts expect a strong trading update from William Hill, following favourable Premier League results recorded during the Christmas period. The FTSE bookmaker is expected to be …

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William Hill announces hospitality guru Roger Devlin as new Chairman

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Roger Devlin is to leave his post as Chairman of Sports Information Services (SIS) after nine years, to become Group Chairman of William Hill. Departing his role at SIS on January 31 next year, Devlin will is to become the William Hill Chairman Designate on February 1, before being appointed Chairman when current incumbent Gareth Davis steps down on April …

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SIS – Gary Smith departs as CEO, Richard Ames confirmed as leadership successor

Industry supplier of racing media and data products SIS has informed that Chief Executive Gary Smith has stepped down as leader of the business, in order to ‘pursue other opportunities’. A gambling industry and media veteran, Smith was promoted from SIS Chief Operations Officer (COO) to CEO in July 2012.  During his five-year leadership tenure, Smith has been a key stakeholder in …

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