William Hill names Roger Devlin as new Chairman, replacing Gareth Davis

- Leadership - Dec 20, 2017

British bookmaker William Hill has revealed that Roger Devlin will become its new Chairman next April.

A veteran of both executive and non-executive roles in a number of listed companies, Devlin become Chairman Designate in February before current incumbent Gareth Davis steps aside two months later.

His most notable executive roles were at the Hilton Group, where he was Group Corporate Development Director while also being a director for both its hotels business and its Ladbrokes business.

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"William Hill is a business and brand I have greatly admired during my years in the leisure sector and more recently as Chair of SIS," Devlin, who is also chairman of Marston's PLC, said in a statement.

"I recognise that there are both immediate challenges to address for the industry and considerable medium and longer term opportunities for the Group.

"I look forward to working with Philip Bowcock, his executive team and the Board to deliver further progress for the Group and shareholders."

Davis has been in post since 2010 but announced his desire to step down earlier this year. William Hill generates £1.6bn of group revenues each year.

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