James Henderson to Take CEO Position at William Hill
By iSportconnect | July 4, 2014
Henderson, the group’s director of operations, will replace current CEO Ralph Topping.
Henderson has been with the company for nearly three decades and has recently been based in Australia to oversee the business William Hill acquired from Sportingbet last year.
“I am both delighted and excited to be taking on the leadership of William Hill during its 80th anniversary,” Henderson said.
“Under Ralph as chief executive, the group is in the best competitive shape I have ever known and he has created, in my view, an unrivalled team with an outstanding track record.
“Whilst we face challenges as an industry, there are also plenty of opportunities to keep strengthening William Hill by further diversifying our revenues and continuing to build a responsible, sustainable business.”
Topping, who has been with the firm for 44 years and served as CEO for six, was set to retire at the end of 2015.
However, it was confirmed earlier in 2014 that his departure would be fast-tracked.
Topping said: “I have enjoyed working with James for many years and am pleased to have appointed him to various important operational roles in that time.
“As a ‘one company man’ I am naturally a big supporter of William Hill and its people, so I really wish James and the rest of our management team all the success in the world in continuing to take the company forward.”