William Hill has confirmed the appointment of Adrian Marsh as the firm’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will join the Company and be appointed as an Executive Director to the William Hill Board later in the year.
It comes after the UK betting operator confirmed last month that current CFO, Ruth Prior will be leaving the company to join Element Materials Technology.
Marsh will join William Hill from DS Smith, an international packaging business where he has been group CFO for several years, during which time the company has grown from the FTSE 250 to the FTSE 100.
Following his appointment he 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.”
Marsh is also 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. Prior to this, he was European CFO at AstraZeneca plc and CFO, global building products at Pilkington.
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.
CEO Ulrik Bengtsson concluded: “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.”