Mark Brooker to Chair Corporate Responsibility at William Hill
Brooker was once the Chief Executive at Betfair, and later was appointed as the Executive Director, before he joined William Hill last November.
According to William Hill’s press release, Mark Brooker will take the responsibility for chairing the Corporate Responsibility Committee, starting from 16th November. He will take the place of Ashley Highfield, who will be stepping down from the position on the same date and will be leaving the bookmaker’s board of governance. William Hill announced in August that the process to appoint a new chair of the Committee had begun, and clearly, the process now came to an end, with the appointment of Mark Brooker.
Brooker was once the Chief Executive at Betfair, and later was appointed as the Executive Director, before he joined William Hill last November. His first position at William Hill was corporate Non-Executive advisor, and he was brought by Group Chairman Gareth Davis, who also brought former Tesco executive Robin Terrell and former Coral Interactive MD John O’Reilly. After that, Mark Brooker became their Non-Executive Director. William Hill’s Communications Director, Ciaran O’Brien stated that Mark’s enormous industry and technology experience would be very useful in the further progress of their corporate responsibility agenda.
From now on, William Hill’s executive/leadership team will have to report to Mark Brooker on various group policies, strategies, programs, initiatives and other affairs closely connected to social/corporate responsibility matters. His appointment came just before the UK government triennial gambling review, scheduled for October. The main focus of the review will be on the betting industry’s FOBTs wagering levels and stakeholder-wide advertising standards.
Also, everything is happening during the Responsible Gambling Week, and William Hill is one of the leading betting companies who gave the Week its full support, even creating a video with brand ambassador Robbie Savage.