Mark Brooker Appointed New Chair of Corporate Responsibility at William Hill

Publish: 19.10.2017

The leading UK bookmaker William Hill has announced the company appointed the new chairman of Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Mark Brooker will take up the new role in November, replacing the current committee chairman Ashley Highfield.

Before he was joining William Hill last November, Brooker was the Chief Executive and Executive Director of London-based Betfair. Upon arriving at William Hill, he was named a corporate Non-Executive advisor and later became the company’s Non-Executive Director.

Bringing Extensive Experience

Commenting the latest move, William Hill’s Communications Director Ciaran O’Brien said Brooker’s vast experience would be extremely beneficial to the future development of the company’s responsibility strategy.

It’s no coincidence this announcement was made during Responsible Gambling Week since William Hill was among those who had given its full support to this initiative.

This is the biggest ever campaign designed to promote responsible gambling, with more than 10,000 land-based and online venues and over 120,000 employees participating in it.

Promoting Responsibility

Organized by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), one of the goals of this event taking place from October 12 to October 18 is to promote the points of contact available to problem gamblers, such as staff working at gambling venues, as well as information points around the country.

William Hill is widely known and acknowledged for its responsibility as a bookmaker, while the latest initiative marked with a video starring Robbie Savage, former Welsh football player, and the company’s brand ambassador.

Even the firm’s website notes that business is more than just profits, but also about making a difference.

William Hill can be satisfied with the year so far. The company generated $1.1 billion in the first half of 2017, increasing revenue by 3% when compared to the same period of 2016.