DS Smith Finance Chief Decides Against William Hill Move

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William Hill said on its incoming finance chief, who was supposed to join from cardboard maker DS Smith, has decided to stay on in his current role because of ongoing market uncertainty around the coronavirus crisis.

William Hill announced earlier in February that Adrian Marsh, Finance Director at DS Smith, would join the company later in the year and help steer it through regulatory hurdles in its home market.

“A few months ago it seemed like a good time to move on to a new challenge. However, these are very strange times and my loyalties are to my colleagues and stakeholders in DS Smith,” Marsh told Reuters.

Ruth Prior, who is currently serving her notice period at William Hill and was also set to make a move to the private equity sector by joining Element Materials Technology, will continue in the CFO role.