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Philip Bowcock – Pivotal 2018 has laid global growth foundations for William Hill

Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity. “This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before …

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William Hill sells UK racing trackside betting network

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has confirmed the sale of its on-course betting points/stalls network worth £2 million, ending its trackside presence within UK racing. First established in 1934, William Hill has chosen to dispose its entire 82 racecourse pitch network to independent racing bookmaker Sid Hooper. The diminishing returns of its on-course network sees William Hill prioritise its horseracing services …

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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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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 …

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New look William Hill welcomes Ruth Prior as Group CFO

Updating the market, FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ruth Prior has officially taken the corporate leadership position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Last March, William Hill governance had confirmed that it had headhunted Prior from leading global payments provider WorldPay’s executive team where she had served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy CFO (2013-2017). A seasoned finance …

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William Hill culls digital product management team as Crispin Nieboer leads division’s restructure

FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill has culled a number of senior management roles within the firm’s digital division, as the company seeks to restructure and re-strategize its online gambling assets. The restructure has seen William Hill depart with three senior staff members of its digital product operations; Stuart Weston as Sportsbook Director, James Curwen Chief Product Lead and Juergen Reutter Chief Experience …

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Worldpay’s Ruth Prior joins William Hill as new CFO

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 …

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