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Roger Devlin



London, UK


Roger Devlin is Chairman of Persimmon Plc and also serves as Chairman of William Hill. He was previously Chairman of Marston's Plc, Satellite Information Services (sports media), Gamesys and Porthaven Care Homes. Roger was also appointed as the first independent Non-Executive Director of 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 and is a member of the Racehorse Owners Association.

Roger Devlin’s Newsfeed

The Times
New Look’s Tom Singh and Persimmon’s Roger Devlin back clothes rental app

The Times discusses New Look's Tom Singh and FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon's Chairman, Roger Devlin, investments into a clothes rental app that aims to reduce waste.

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.'

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Roger Devlin’s Background

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 and Westbury Partnerships, and builds homes across England, Wales and Scotland.
Feb 2018 - Present
London, UK
William Hill PLC is one of the largest betting and gaming companies in the world and employs more than 12,500 people. It was founded in the UK in 1934 and the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange. With headquarters in London and Leeds it has a national presence of over 2,300 licensed betting offices in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Other Business Interests

Chairman, Business Committee
Saint Andrews, UK
The R&A was founded in 2004 to support activities which benefit golf. It is distinct from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
Independent Director
Jan 2012 - May 2018
London, UK
The Football Association, known as the FA, is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory.
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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.

Roger Devlin’s Education

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University of Oxford
MA (hons), Law
1975 - 1978