Corporate By William Hill PLC

William Hill PLC - Board appointment for non executive director

William Hill PLC is pleased to announce that Ashley Highfield will be joining the Board as a non executive director with effect from 17th November 2008.

Mr Highfield is currently CEO of Project Kangaroo - the proposed three way joint venture between the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 which will offer a commercial on-demand service available over the web and to digital set-top boxes. Prior to this appointment in 2008, he worked at the BBC as Director, New Media & Technology and was a member of the executive board and management board.

Charles Scott, Chairman, said:

"I am delighted that Ashley has agreed to join the board of William Hill PLC as a non executive director. His wide-ranging experience and knowledge of the digital world will be a real asset to the company and our online platforms, bringing an even deeper understanding of existing and emerging technologies, and an expert and realistic sense of what can be achieved in this area."


Ralph Topping, Chief Executive Tel: +44 020 8918 3910
Deborah Spencer, Brunswick Tel: +44 020 7404 5959