Tag Archives: John O’Reilly

Rank Group focusing on efficiency to overcome tough venue adjustments

Publishing its H1 2018/19 interim results (period ending 31 December), the governance of Rank Group Plc states that it has identified a number of core efficiency-led directives that it will undertake, as part of its ongoing corporate transformation programme. The London-listed operator’s performance continues to suffer from ‘venue declines’ as its flagship Grosvenor properties adjust to a tougher UK retail …

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Rank Group appoints ‘media pro’ David Williams as new Public Affairs lead

London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group Plc (Rank) continues the restructuring of its senior executive management team, confirming the appointment of industry communications expert David Williams as new Director of Public Affairs.  Williams the former long-term Media & PR Director of Ladbrokes UK (2004-2017) joins Rank Group leadership, from newly formed racecourse pool-betting operator, Britbet, where he formerly served as …

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Rank hires ‘transformation pro’ Bill Floydd as Group CFO

The governance of Rank Group Plc has this morning disclosed the pending appointment of William ‘Bill’ Floydd as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Joining the company on 12 November, Floydd is set to replace Clive Jennings as group Financial lead. Floydd joins Rank’s executive team from FTSE100 financial information/data provider Experian Plc, where he served as CFO for the UK …

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Rank progress impacted by venue declines & digital obstacles

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), London-listed Rank Group Plc has released a trading statement, updating investors on corporate performance for the 16-week period to 14 October 2018. Rank governance details that group like-for-like revenues have declined by 5%, with the company impacted by a slowdown of its venue properties – Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo domains. ‘Grosvenor Casinos’ …

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Rank’s Luda project fails to find a new bingo audience

In its interim update, the governance of London-listed Rank Group Plc has revealed that its Luda Bingo project has failed to live up to management expectations. Updating investors, Rank governance details that the three Luda venues launched in Walsall, Weston-super-Mare and Leeds, failed to gain traction with bingo consumers. Launched in July 2017, the Luda venues aimed to attract younger …

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Rank targets corporate turnaround following year of all-round declines

The governance of London-listed The Rank Group Plc is turning its attention towards a recovery plan, following a “challenging year for the group,” primarily impacted by the poor performance of its Grosvenor Casino venues, which saw full-year pre-tax profits slip 41.4 per cent to £46.7m (2017: £79.7m). Grosvenor properties recorded a  6.1 per cent revenue decline for the year ending June 30 to £373m …

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Rank ups Spanish profile with €21 million YoBingo.es acquisition

Rank Group Plc has today confirmed that it has moved to acquire Spanish online bingo operator YoBingo.es for an ‘initial consideration’ of €21 million cash. The acquisition sees Rank ‘deepen its commitment’ to the Spanish online gambling market, in which it currently operates its EnRacha online casino and games brand. Operated by QSB Gaming, YoBingo maintains a ‘top two presence’ …

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Rank appoints John O’Reilly as new Chief Executive

The governance of FTSE 250 gambling firm Rank Group Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of John O’Reilly as  Chief Executive Officer, replacing outbound Henry Birch as its corporate leader. A 25-year industry leadership veteran, John O’Reilly joins Rank from William Hill Plc, where he served as Non-Executive Director (2017-2018). Furthermore, O’Reilly previously led and grew Ladbrokes’ digital operations …

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97.4% of attendees recommend Betting on Football

Betting on Football

Betting on Football 2017 has been hailed as a great success with 97.4% of visitors to the conference saying they would recommend it to a colleague, according to a survey carried out by SBC Events. Delegates, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors from the 3-5 May event also rated the networking opportunities at Stamford Bridge as 70% ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ while …

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John O’Reilly: William Hill – Industry entering exciting new stage

John O’Reilly Non-Executive Director at William Hill told the Betting on Football conference audience that he is excited that betting is entering a new stage, following landscape changes to the industry and its key stakeholders. O’Reilly, a + 25-year industry veteran, has seen significant industry shifts in betting driven by new technology, changing consumer habits and regulatory change. With regards to …

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