William Hill PLC (WMH.L)
WMH.L on London Stock Exchange
Change (% chg)
|2018||Chairman of the Board|
|46||2017||Chief Executive Officer, Director|
|2017||Chief Financial Officer|
|72||2014||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|54||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|60||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|53||2011||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Director of Investor Relations|
|Mr. Roger Devlin is appointed as Chairman Designate of the Board of the company effect from 1 February 2018. Responsibilities: Will be appointed as Chairman of the Board on 2 April 2018; responsibility for good practice corporate governance Year of appointment: 2018 with effect 1 February, and Chairman from 2 April) Key skills: Leadership; sector experience; strategic and transactional background; industry liaison and external representation; network Focus in 2017: N/A Current directorships: Marston’s plc (Chairman) Football Association (Senior Independent Director) Former roles: Non-executive Director, National Express Group plc; Senior Independent Director, RPS Group plc; Chairman, Sports Information Systems Holdings) Ltd; Chairman, Gamesys Limited; Group Corporate Development Director, Hilton Group plc|
|Mr. Philip Bowcock is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Responsibilities: Group strategy, operational management, leadership of the Executive team Year of appointment: 2017 (with effect 10 March, previously Interim CEO since July 2016. Appointed as CFO in 2015) Relevant qualifications: Chartered Management Accountant Key skills: Experienced executive; financial background; strategic formulation; leadership; network Focus in 2017: Appointment as permanent CEO; strategic formulation and operational delivery; composition and integration of the Group Executive; industry and stakeholder representation; executive leadership of the transformation programme Former roles: CFO, Cineworld Group Plc; Finance Director, Luminar Group Holdings Plc; Financial Controller & Head of Corporate Development, Barratt Developments PLC; Property Finance Director, Tesco PLC; Vice President Finance, Hilton Group plc|
|Ms. Ruth Prior is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Responsibilities: All aspects of the Group’s financing, financial performance, and stakeholder reporting; board accountability for internal audit, tax and strategic development; leading the executive relationship with the external auditor; and leadership of the Group Finance and other corporate functions. Year of appointment: 2017 with effect 2 October) Relevant qualifications: Chartered Management Accountant Key skills: Experienced executive, financial and strategic focus, financial services and digital background, driving corporate transformation programmes Focus in 2017: Induction and building familiarity with business and operations; assuming executive responsibility for the Group’s Finance and certain other corporate functions; executive contribution to the transformation programme Former roles: Chief Operating Officer, Worldpay Group plc Deputy CFO, Worldpay Group plc Group CFO, EMI Group Finance Director, Portfolio Business, Terra Firma Capital Partners|
|Mr. Luke Thomas is Company Secretary of the company. Responsibilities: ––Board support ––Company secretariat ––Corporate governance Year of appointment: 2013 Relevant qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Key skills: Corporate governance; listed company compliance; support for the Board; network Focus in 2017: Induction programmes for new Board members; supporting Chairman’s succession planning; advising on external governance developments Former roles: Head of Governance, Centrica plc; Group Deputy Secretary, RSA Insurance Group plc; Deputy Secretary, Spirent Communications plc|
|Mr. Mark Brooker has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 3 April 2017. Key skills: Sector and markets experience; digital marketing and product experience; leadership; breadth of corporate experience, including financial markets background; network Focus in 2017: Deepening familiarisation with business; independent oversight of the transformation programme through committee membership; assuming responsibility for chairing the Corporate Responsibility Committee from November; breadth of contribution to Group across Board operations and all formal Board Committees; industry and technology specific advice, experience, challenge and scrutiny Current directorships: Chief Operating Officer and executive director, Trainline Former roles: Various roles including executive director and Chief Operating Officer, Betfair Group; Various senior investment banking roles at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch|
|Sir Roy Gardner is Non-Executive Independent Director of William Hill PLC., effective 3 March 2014. Key skills: Breadth of corporate experience; leadership; network Focus in 2017: Leading the Chairman’s succession planning; liaison with other NEDs; independent challenge and scrutiny, providing continuity Current directorships: Serco Group Plc (Chairman) Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. (Chairman) Other organisations: Senior Adviser, Credit Suisse Group; Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute; Board of Governors St Albans School Former roles: Chairman, Compass Group plc; Chairman, Plymouth Argyle Football Club; Chairman, Manchester United plc; Chief Executive, Centrica plc; Group Finance Director, British Gas plc; executive director, General Electric Company plc; Chief Operating Officer, Northern Telecom; Chairman, EnServe Group Ltd.; Non-executive Director, Willis Group Holdings plc; Visiting Fellow, Oxford University Chairman; Advisory Board of the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College London; Chairman, Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network|
|Ms. Georgina Harvey is Non-Executive Independent Director of William Hill PLC. Key skills: Performance leadership; significant experience across consumer-facing markets; delivery of transformational change and business re-engineering projects; network Focus in 2017: Independent advice, challenge and scrutiny, providing continuity Current directorships: Big Yellow Group PLC (Non-executive Director) McColl’s Retail Group plc (Senior Independent Director) Former roles: Managing Director of Regionals, Trinity Mirror plc; Managing Director of Wallpaper Group, IPC Media; Managing Director of IPC Advertising, IPC Media; Sales Director, IPC Magazines; Various sales and advertisement roles, Express Newspapers|
|Mr. David S. Lowden serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of William Hill PLC. Key skills: Financial expertise; breadth of corporate and international experience; leadership; network Focus in 2017: Leadership of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, in particular oversight of risk management and controls across the business; independent oversight of the transformation programme through committee membership; independent challenge and scrutiny, providing continuity Current directorships: PageGroup plc (Non-executive Chairman) Former roles: Non-executive Director, Berendsen plc; Nonexecutive Director, Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc; Chief Executive, Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC; Chief Operating Officer, Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC; Group Finance Director, Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC; Group Finance Director, Asprey Plc; Chief Financial Officer, A.C. Nielsen Corporation; Various senior finance roles in Norcros Plc; Federal Express Corporation and KPMG|
|Mr. Robin Terrell is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., since 2 January 2017. Key skills: Multi-channel strategy and digital transformation; customer proposition and experience; leadership; breadth of commercial experience; network Focus in 2017: Deepening familiarisation with business; breadth of contribution to Group across Board operations and all formal Board Committees; technology and online specific advice, experience, challenge and scrutiny Former roles: Various roles including Chief Customer Officer; Interim Managing Director UK; Group Multichannel Director, Tesco plc|
|Ms. Imelda Walsh is Non-Executive Independent Director of William Hill PLC. Key skills: People leadership; broad corporate experience; remuneration focus; network Focus in 2017: Chairing the Remuneration Committee; approval of the Remuneration Policy (2017 AGM); approval of the remuneration arrangements for the permanent CEO, CFO and Chairman appointments; consultations with significant investors regarding executive remuneration Independent challenge and scrutiny, providing continuity Current directorships: First Group plc (Non-executive Director) Mitchells & Butlers plc (Non-executive Director) Former roles: Non-executive Director, Mothercare plc; Board member, Institute of Employment Studies; Human Resources Director, J Sainsbury Plc; Human Resource Director, Barclays Bank Plc; Commercial Human Resources Director, Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages Ltd; Human Resources roles at Diageo Plc; Commissioner, Workplace Retirement Income Commission; Comic Relief (Trustee); Now Pensions Ltd (Trustee); Mentoring Foundation (Non-executive Director)|
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