William Hill appoints digital expert as chief exec as it moves away from the High Street
William Hill’s chief digital officer, Ulrik Bengtsson, will take the reins aschief executive at the end of the month
William Hill has appointed a digital expert as chief executive as it moves away from the High Street towards online betting.
The bookmaker’s chief digital officer, Ulrik Bengtsson, will take the reins at the end of the month.
William Hill has joined the race with rivals such as GVC, which owns Ladbrokes Coral, to expand across the US.
A Supreme Court ruling last year liberalising sports betting has sparked a gold rush for bookmakers hoping to capitalise.
William Hill confirmed yesterday that previous boss Philip Bowcock is a ‘good leaver’, and will receive his notice pay and any bonus schemes he is entitled to.
The six outstanding schemes could hand him up to 1.5m shares, worth £2.6million at today’s prices, depending on the terms of his contract.
‘ He is also likely to receive his salary during his notice period, adding around £600,000 to the ‘golden goodbye’.