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Roger Devlin

Persimmon

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

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

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
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

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.
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.
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Roger Devlin’s Education

MA (hons), Law
1975 - 1978