Eric Hageman has been named as the new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of William Hill, with effect from June 7, 2021.
Hageman will succeed outgoing incumbent Matt Ashley, who announced his departure from the legacy betting organisation earlier this month and joined corporate IT support services supplier Micro Focus Plc as its new financial leader.
Hageman joins William Hill from IWG Plc, a Zurich-based commercial property business that owns Regus, Spaces, No18, and Open Office, and is an expert in corporate finance, auditing, and risk management for publicly traded firms.
Hageman has also worked as the CFO of global marketing firm Chime International and Nasdaq telecom infrastructure business Equinix EMEA.
A wealth of financial and operational experience
William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson commented on the appointment, saying: “We are delighted to welcome Eric to the William Hill team. He brings a wealth of financial and operational experience within digital and technology-driven industries as well as senior management experience.
“I look forward to working with him as we lead William Hill through the next chapter. I also want to thank Matt Ashley for his substantial contribution to William Hill through the challenging period of the global pandemic.”
The new CFO’s hiring comes as the betting group goes through a transitional era, with new owner Caesars Entertainment selling its UK and European business assets after completing its £2.9 billion acquisition of the former FTSE betting giant in April.