I was appointed William Hill’s Chief Executive in February 2008, with responsibility for the Group’s overall strategic direction and day-to-day management. I was appointed to the Board in April 2007.
I joined William Hill in 1973 and have held various roles, most recently as Group Director Operations, responsible for all UK-based operations. From 2002 to 2007 held the position as Retail Operations Director, and prior to that, pioneered William Hill’s Internet presence and online operations, establishing a market-leading position.
Since being appointed Chief Executive, I have refocused the Business on its Retail and Online operations, withdrawn from international land-based operations, and completed a transformational deal with Playtech to establish William Hill Online as one of Europe’s leading online betting and gaming companies.
In 2009, I also took on the role of non-executive Chairman of the Scottish Premier League, combining two of my personal passions, Scotland and football.