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Roger Devlin

Marston's PLC

London, UK

Chairman

Marston's PLC

Biography
Roger is Chairman of Marstons (FTSE250 pubs and brewery group), Gamesys, Satellite Information Services (sports media) and Porthaven Nursing Homes. In 2012 he was appointed the first Independent NED by the Football Association. Previous 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

12 Jan 2018
Hill’s consummate new chair to exploit ‘considerable opportunities’

British betting group William Hill has found an illustrious new chairman in FA executive Roger Devlin. The well-connected former Ladbrokes director could help unlock the transformative deal that the bookmaker has thus far been denied.

20 Dec 2017
City AM
William Hill hires Roger Devlin as chairman

William Hill has named Roger Devlin as its new chairman, to replace Gareth Davis as chairman when he steps down next year.  The bookie said Devlin will join the board on 1 February and replace Davis as chairman at the beginning of April. Devlin is currently chairman of Marston's, the brewer, as well as Sports Information Systems, of which William Hill has a 19.5 per cent stake.

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Roger Devlin’s Background

Chairman
Sep 2013 - Present
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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Breaking the Bank Ltd.
Film Writer, Producer & Financier
Aug 2013 - Present
London, UK
Film about a rogue trader, premiered in June 2016.
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Other Business Interests

Chairman Designate
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