William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) (William Hill) announces the appointment of Jane Hanson as an Independent Non-Executive Director to its Board of Directors with effect from 1 July 2019. On joining the Board, Jane will become a member of the Board's Nomination and Audit and Risk Management Committees.
Jane is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Board Risk Committee of Direct Line Insurance Group plc (LSE:DLG), an insurance company with multiple brands, products and distribution channels across motor, home, rescue and commercial insurance. She is also Chairman of The Reclaim Fund Ltd; Honorary Treasurer and Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee; and Independent Member of the Fairness Committee at ReAssure Ltd.
Jane brings extensive expertise in risk management and corporate governance in highly regulated environments. She has deep knowledge of developing and monitoring consumer-centric and conduct risk frameworks and has also overseen major IT and transformation programmes. Jane has previously held a number of executive roles, including Director of Audit, and Risk and Governance Director, at Aviva plc. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also a Magistrate.
Roger Devlin, Chairman of William Hill commented: "We are delighted to welcome Jane to the Board of William Hill. Jane's proven NED experience working at Board level in FTSE, regulated and complex organisations will be invaluable to William Hill and makes her a great addition to the Board. I am also delighted that with Jane's appointment, female representation on the Board is now at 44%, which is well beyond the target level set in the Hampton Alexander review of 33% by the end of end of 2020."
Following the appointment of Jane Hanson to the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Gordon Wilson will step down from the Committee with effect from 1 July 2019.