James Deen
Albany Bahamas
Simon Dingemans
Financial Reporting Council

Roger Devlin

London, UK

Chairman

Persimmon

Biography

Roger is Chairman of Persimmon Plc and William Hill. Previously Chairman of Marston's Plc, Gamesys, Satellite Information Services (sports media) and Porthaven Nursing Homes. Roger was also appointed the first Independent Non-Executive Director by the Football Association.

Prior appointments have included National Express and various private equity chairmanships - Venere (Advent, sold to Expedia), Traveljigsaw (Isis, sold to Priceline) and Principal Hotels (Permira, sold to Starwood).

Roger chairs the Business Committee of the R&A Golf and is a member of the Racehorse Owners Association.

Roger Devlin’s Newsfeed

Persimmon probe steps up a gear as 100,000 people are asked for their views

Roger Devlin, chairman of Persimmon, said: 'It is important that we listen in order to improve and this consultation process is a vital step in hearing from our customers, employees, and many other people important to our business. 'We hope that as many of our stakeholders as possible will take the time to contribute to this important process and I am very grateful to them for participating.'

Persimmon raises the roof on customer care introducing new retention scheme

Roger Devlin, Persimmon chairman, said: “This is a first among the UK’s large housebuilders and I hope will lead the way in change across the sector.  This move, and the urgency with which we will introduce it, is a clear and unambiguous signal of cultural and operational change at Persimmon, putting customer care at the very centre of the business."

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Roger Devlin’s Background

Chairman
Jun 2018 - Present
London, UK
With headquarters in York, the Persimmon Group operates from 30 regional UK offices. The Group trades under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church & Westbury Partnerships, building quality homes across England, Wales & Scotland.
Chairman
Feb 2018 - Present
London, UK
William Hill is a familiar name on UK high streets with 2,375 of the c8,700 Licensed Betting Offices.
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Other Business Interests

Member
London, UK
The Racehorse Owners Association promotes & protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain and has a membership of over 8,000. As one of the British Horseracing Authority’s shareholders, it plays a central role in British racing politics and finance.
Chairman, Business Committee
Saint Andrews, UK
Formed in 2004 and based in St Andrews, The R&A engages in and supports activities undertaken for the benefit of the sport of golf. Despite deriving its name from the members’ golf club, The R&A is separate and distinct from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
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Roger Devlin’s Education

MA (hons), Law
1975 - 1978