William Hill appoints Ruth Prior as CFO

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William Hill, today announces that Ruth Prior will be appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective later in the year. Ruth is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) and was previously Deputy CFO of Worldpay, a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions.

CEO Philip Bowcock said: Ruth is a strong addition to the William Hill Board and Executive team. Her experience in digital operations, online payments and finance is all highly relevant to our strategic priorities to deliver an even better customer experience and faster growth. We welcome her to the William Hill team.”

Ruth Prior said: I am excited to be joining William Hill at a time when there are clear opportunities both to grow the business inside the UK and to expand our position on the international stage. I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver the digital expertise, operational efficiencies and technology platform that will underpin the Group’s further growth.”

Ruth Prior joined Worldpay in October 2013 as Deputy CFO and was subsequently appointed COO in December 2016. She was previously Group CFO of EMI Group and, prior to that, worked for the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners as a finance director, working across numerous portfolio businesses with a focus on strategic and operational transformation. Earlier in her career she worked at Whitbread and Bass, after starting her career at Unilever. Ruth has a degree in Biochemistry and is a Chartered Management Accountant.