– UK, Leeds – William Hill PLC (LON: WMH), today announced the appointment of Adrian Marsh as William Hill’s next CFO. He will join the Company and be appointed as an Executive Director to the William Hill Board later in the year.
As announced on 13 January 2020, the Company’s current CFO, Ruth Prior will be leaving the Company to join Element Materials Technology. The effective date of Adrian’s appointment to the Board and Ruth’s departure will be announced in due course.
“I am delighted to welcome Adrian to the Board. As a proven CFO of an FTSE listed company with M&A, deal execution and multi-sector finance experience in US & European markets, he will be able to make a significant contribution to William Hill in the enablement of the strategy and is a great addition to the team”, said CEO Ulrik Bengtsson.
About Adrian Marsh
Adrian will join William Hill from DS Smith Plc (LON: SMDS), an international packaging business where he has been Group CFO for the past seven years, during which time the Company transitioned from the FTSE 250 to the FTSE 100. He is a Non-Executive Director of John Wood Group PLC and chair of its Audit Committee. He was previously Group Director of Tax, Treasury and Corporate Finance of Tesco PLC. Prior to this, he was European CFO at AstraZeneca plc and CFO, Global Building Products at Pilkington plc. He is a graduate of University College Cardiff and a Fellow of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and The Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Adrian Marsh commented: “I am extremely excited to be joining William Hill at such a key time in the Company’s history, and look forward to supporting Ulrik and the rest of Board in delivering their growth plans for the future”
About William Hill PLC
William Hill PLC is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing c12,500 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its £1.6bn annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. William Hill’s European Online business is headquartered in Gibraltar and Malta and is licensed online in 10 countries following the acquisition of Mr Green & Co AB in January 2019. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada and became the largest sports betting business in the US. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the Supreme Court that the federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, William Hill US has expanded and continues to expand as new states regulate sports betting. It is now operating in nine states: Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia in addition to Washington DC. Eldorado Resorts, Inc. currently owns shares representing 20% of the share capital of William Hill US Holdco, Inc., the holding company of William Hill US.
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