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Roger Devlin



London, UK

Roger Devlin
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Roger Devlin’s Biography

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

William Hill agrees $2.9bn takeover by Caesars Palace-owner

Roger Devlin, chairman of William Hill, said: "The William Hill board believes this is the best option for William Hill at an attractive price for shareholders."

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.
William Hill PLC
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

The R&A
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.
The Football Association
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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The Racehorse Owners Association
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

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