Tag Archives: Ruth Prior

William Hill names new CFO and COO

William Hill has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming the appointment of Matt Ashley as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) designate, and Stephen Parry as inbound Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ashley is due to join the company and be appointed as an Executive Director to the William Hill Board on 6 April 2020, and will take over from …

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Adrian Marsh u-turns on joining William Hill as CFO

William Hill has confirmed that it will recommence the executive search for its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) after Adrian Marsh revealed his intentions to remain with his current employer. Marsh, who intended to join William Hill’s executive team during Q1 2020, informed the operator that he would remain as Group Finance Director of international packaging business DS Smith. In …

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William Hill appoints Adrian Marsh as new Group CFO

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill has this morning confirmed the appointment of Adrian Marsh as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) replacing incumbent Ruth Prior. Marsh joins William Hill’s executive leadership team from international packaging group DS Smith Plc, where he served as Group CFO during a seven-year tenure in which the company rose up the FTSE ranks, indexing as a …

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William Hill to reshuffle leadership after O’Brien and Whitlam step down

William Hill continues to see a number of changes to its senior management after Ciaran O’Brien (Director of Corporate Communications), and Dan Whitlam (Head of Safer Gambling) confirmed that they will be stepping down from the company. O’Brien, spent five years at William Hill whereby he played a key role in establishing the operator’s responsible gambling strategy while also being …

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Ruth Prior departs as William Hill CFO

William Hill Chief Financial Officer Ruth Prior has confirmed that she will be stepping down as CFO and as a Director of the Company to return to the private equity sector, where she will join Element Materials Technology as its new CFO. Prior joined William Hill in 2017 as a member of the Board and Group Executive team. She has been lauded …

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Philip Bowcock – Pivotal 2018 has laid global growth foundations for William Hill

Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity. “This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before …

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William Hill sells UK racing trackside betting network

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has confirmed the sale of its on-course betting points/stalls network worth £2 million, ending its trackside presence within UK racing. First established in 1934, William Hill has chosen to dispose its entire 82 racecourse pitch network to independent racing bookmaker Sid Hooper. The diminishing returns of its on-course network sees William Hill prioritise its horseracing services …

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New look William Hill leadership confident of delivering successful ‘next chapter’

William Hill’s new leadership team is confident of delivering the FTSE bookmaker’s ‘next chapter’ having closed a group-wide transformative 2017. The bookmaker’s £238 million impairment charge on the value of its Australian business, dominated industry headlines last week, as William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock presented full-year 2017 results. Despite the Australian downturn, Bowcock details to investors that William Hill has undertaken …

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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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New look William Hill welcomes Ruth Prior as Group CFO

Updating the market, FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ruth Prior has officially taken the corporate leadership position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Last March, William Hill governance had confirmed that it had headhunted Prior from leading global payments provider WorldPay’s executive team where she had served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy CFO (2013-2017). A seasoned finance …

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