FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill has announced Monday morning Adrian Marsh’s appointment as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to succeed incumbent Ruth Prior.
Marsh joins the executive leadership team of William Hill from the multinational retail group DS Smith Plc, where he worked as Group CFO during a seven-year period in which the firm climbed to the FTSE ranks, indexing it as the UK top 100 business.
Confirming his new appointment as CFO, William Hill Governance highlights Marsh’s vast and varied background in leading financial divisions, planning, auditing and strategy with large-scale global Plc corporations like AstraZeneca (pharmaceutical), Pilkington (manufacturing), and Tesco (retail).
Ulrik Bengtsson, CEO of William Hill said: “I am delighted to welcome Adrian to the Board. As a proven CFO of a 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.”
In addition to the update, the governance board of William Hill confirms that Marsh will become the company’s executive director later in the year.
Through working as a non-executive director of the Scottish energy company John Wood Company Plc, where he chaired the audit committee, Marsh has previous governance experience.
Marsh remarked: “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.”