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

Jane Hanson – William Hill

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 former executive of KPMG and AVIVA, Hanson is the current Chair of financial services consumer protection scheme, the Reclaim Fund LTD.

Furthermore, Hanson sits on the Risk Committee of insurance provider Direct Line Insurance Group Plc as a Non-Executive Director.

Moving forward, Hanson will advise William Hill governance and leadership on corporate transitions and management of wider stakeholders, amid the industry’s changing regulatory landscape.

Confirming the governance appointment, Roger Devlin Chairman of William Hill commented:

We are delighted to welcome Jane to the Board of William Hill. Jane’s proven NED experience working at Board level in FTSE, regulated and complex organisations will be invaluable to William Hill and makes her a great addition to the Board. I am also delighted that with Jane’s appointment, female representation on the Board is now at 44%, which is well beyond the target level set in the Hampton Alexander review of 33% by the end of end of 2020.”

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