David Lowden Leaves William Hill Board In 2019

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The UK’s top betting site and sportsbook, William Hill, has announced that David Lowden, will leave the company in March 2019, after serving the board for seven long years.

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The resignation was submitted immediately upon his decision to join the London-listed healthcare and communications group Huntsworth as chairman.

Lowden will initially be appointed as an independent non-executive director on January 1st, only to take over as chairman on March 6th. Taking the reins of commitments and responsibilities at Huntsworth will break off Lowden’s ties to the company two days earlier, on March 4th, after spending a significant amount of time on the board at Hill’s.

Roger Devlin, the bookmaker’s current chairman commented:

“On behalf of the William Hill board, I would like to thank David and acknowledge his contribution and service to the board over the last seven years, in particular his chairmanship of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.”

He also added:

“David has been a valued member of the Board and I am particularly grateful for his counsel and support since I took on the role of chairman.”

“David Lowden, will leave the company in March 2019”
At the present time, the company is considering a successor to Lowden, who will be announced in the following weeks.

Months of Turbulent Events
The bookmaker has made a series of business-changing decisions in the last couple of months, including the selling of 82 racecourse pitches to a Sid Hooper brand, and legal proceedings against FanDuel Inc. in October 2018.

Equally important, the brand has swooped on MRG with a $242 million offer, and received a $300,000 fine from the Dutch regulator (Kansspelautoriteit) for targeting players in the country without a proper license for online play.

Taking On The U.S.
Simultaneously, the group has entered into several agreements with top-drawer software suppliers, increasing the immensity of its offerings around the world. In November 2018, the sportsbook signed a supply arrangement with Netent, making their live casino games available on the network. Henrik Fagerlund, managing director on Malta said about this partnership the following:

“Having our games with one of the biggest live casino operators in the world is a great recognition of our Live Casino product,” he said. “I’m certain that William Hill players are going to enjoy our games and the new features it brings.”

In the United States, the sports betting leader appointed Ken Fuchs as president of digital on December 19th, while in July the branch named Sharon Otterman as chief marketing officer. Previously, she worked as an executive vice-president of Madison Square Garden Company and vice-president of ESPN – US sports TV Network.
 

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