Tag Archives: Mark Brooker

William Hill gains vital US knowledge via Gordon Wilson hiring

William Hill have announced a further strengthening of its US approach, with Gordon Wilson to take up a position on the firm’s board of directors, as an independent non-executive director, from January 2 next year. The current President and CEO of Travelport Worldwide, Wilson is to become a member of the board’s corporate responsibility and nomination committees upon joining. Roger …

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Ashley Highfield departs William Hill as Corporate Responsibility Chair

FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ashley Highfield has formally stepped down as a Non-executive director, departing the firm’s corporate advisory team. As a governance advisor, Highfield headed up William Hill’s Corporate Responsibility Committee. Last October, the FTSE bookmaker confirmed that former Betfair Group Plc Chief Executive Mark Brooker would replace Highfield as Committee Chair. In 2016, restructuring William …

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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 …

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Road to Recovery! Industry awaits William Hill full-year 2016 results

Industry analyst are awaiting William Hill Plc’s full-year 2016 results which will be published on Monday 9 January. Following a year of woes for the FTSE-listed bookmaker, in which it had to issue an early profit warning following its first 2016 business quarter, industry commentators are eager to evaluate William Hill’s position coming into 2017. Hindered by the digital decline …

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Who Leads? William Hill struggling to find a CEO

The Financial Times has reported that FTSE-listed William Hill is struggling to find a new Chief Executive to officially lead the company following the departure of James Henderson in July. At present, William Hill leadership is being filled by interim-CEO Philip Bowcock, who joined the company last November as CFO from UK cinema chain ‘Cineworld’. The six-month search for Henderson’s …

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William Hill strengthens governance advisory with 3 Non Executive Director appointments

Further to today’s trading update, FTSE-listed William Hill has moved to strengthen its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors. Updating its investors William Hill governance confirmed that John O’Reilly, (former Managing Director at Coral Interactive), Robin Terrell (former Chief Customer Officer at Tesco PLC) and Mark Brooker (former Chief Operating Officer at Betfair) would join …

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Betfair signs 2 year Sandown ‘Tingle Creek’ sponsorship

Betfair has been announced as the new sponsor of the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown in a two-year deal. The company is the first to use its status as an ‘authorised betting partner’ to reach an agreement to expand its sponsorship portfolio with Jockey Club Racecourses, owner of Sandown. Following the announcement of the initiative last month, JCR announced they …

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Betfair CFO Alex Gersh details corporate turnaround to Financial Director

Ahead of the release of Betfair’s Full Year 2015 financial performance results this Wednesday, Betfair CFO Alex Gersh gave in-depth insight to financial auditing business publication Financial Director on the operator’s turnaround since its 2012 corporate restructure. Gersh detailed to Financial Director how Betfair’s newly established executive team under CEO Breon Corcoran had transformed Betfair from its post 2011 IPO …

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Betfair appoints Mark Brooker as Executive Director

Betfair has announced the appointment of Chief Operating Officer Mark Brooker as its new Executive Director of the operator. Brooker has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since April 2014. Brooker joined Betfair in March 2010 and was previously Managing Director of the Company’s Sportsbook division and Corporate Development Director. Prior to Betfair, Brooker spent 17 years working in …

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Betfair & Colossus Bets confirm jackpot partnership

COLOSSUS BETS, operator lottery sized football pool jackpots, announced that it has signed up with Betfair to launch Betfair Pools. Betfair Pools; currently available at Pools.Betfair.com will offer unique Jackpot and Pools for the World Cup and into the regular Football Season. The service offers a partial “Cash Out” option as successful tickets progress. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of …

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