British betting group William Hill has found an illustrious new chairman in FA executive Roger Devlin. The well-connected former Ladbrokes director could help unlock the transformative deal that the bookmaker has thus far been denied.
William Hill has named Roger Devlin as its new chairman, to replace Gareth Davis as chairman when he steps down next year. The bookie said Devlin will join the board on 1 February and replace Davis as chairman at the beginning of April. Devlin is currently chairman of Marston's, the brewer, as well as Sports Information Systems, of which William Hill has a 19.5 per cent stake.