Appoints experienced executive in governance, risk management and strategy
William Hill has appointed Sir Roy Gardner to the board as an independent Non-executive Director, with effect from .
Sir Gardner will serve as a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Responsibility Committees, and will take over as Senior Independent Non-executive Director when David Edmonds retires from the Board at the 2014 Annual General Meeting.
Among many executive roles in the utility, telecommunications, defence and catering sectors, he served as a non-executive director and then chairman of Manchester United plc.
Welcoming Sir Roy to the Board, Chairman of William Hill, Gareth Davis said: "I am delighted that Sir Roy has agreed to join the William Hill Board. He will add substantially to the Board with his wealth of experience and insight in terms of governance, risk management and strategy. His vast experience in multi-national operations across different sectors will also be invaluable as we look to develop William Hill further as an innovative, international and multi-channel gambling business."
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