William Hill appoints Mark Brooker as Chair of Corporate Responsibility

Updating the market, FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Non-Executive Director Mark Brooker has been appointed the new Chair of its group Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Brooker who joined William Hill’s Non-Executive Advisory last November, will replace Ashley Highfield who departs the bookmaker’s board of governance.

Brooker is the former Chief Executive and Executive Director of Betfair Group Plc (pre Paddy Power merger).

In 2016, restructuring William Hill governance, Group Chairman Gareth Davis appointed Brooker as a corporate Non-Executive advisor, alongside former Tesco executive Robin Terrell and former Coral Interactive MD John O’Reilly.

The governance appointment, will see William Hill’s executive/leadership team report to Mark Brooker on multiple group policies, programs, strategies and initiatives relating to social/corporate responsibility matters.

The bookmaker undertakes its governance appointment, ahead of this October’s much-anticipated UK government triennial gambling review which will focus on the betting industry’s FOBTs wagering levels and stakeholder-wide advertising standards.

William Hill expects Brooker to officially take on the chairmanship of its group corporate responsibility committee this coming November.