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Roger Devlin


London, UK



Roger is Chairman of Persimmon Plc, Gamesys, Satellite Information Services (sports media) and Porthaven Nursing Homes. Previously Chairman of Marston's Plc, in 2012 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

27 Jul 2018
Betfred Helps Win £1 Billion Tax Rebate For FOBT Industry

The case does not just impact Betfred, ... other operators in the FOBT space, such as William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, and Ladbrokes Coral, also in line for huge payouts amounting to around £1 billion in total.

17 May 2018
The Telegraph
Big changes are coming to fixed-odds betting terminals in the UK

Roger Devlin wrote: “Sadly, I fear that your Government is about to make a decision that is unnecessary and lacking in evidence - a decision that will also be catastrophic for a retail betting industry employing over 40,000 people.”

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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 & Westbury Partnerships, building quality homes across England, Wales & Scotland.
Sep 2013 - May 2018
Wolverhampton, UK
The UK's leading independent pub and brewery with over 1,700 pubs in the UK. Marstons is the world's largest brewer of cask ale.
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Other Business Interests

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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The Football Association
Independent Director
Jan 2012 - Present
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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Roger Devlin’s Education

MA (hons), Law
1975 - 1978
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Manchester Grammar School
1968 - 1975