illiam Hill Chairman, Gareth Davis said: "Since his appointment as Interim CEO last July, Philip has driven the business forward at real pace and we have seen important progress across our Online, Retail and international businesses over that time. Our recent results show that William Hill is now in a stronger position and Philip has outlined a clear plan to continue that momentum into the future."
Bowcock added: "I am proud to be chosen to lead William Hill, a business that millions of customers trust and a brand that is synonymous with betting. During my time at the helm, I have had the opportunity to lead a passionate, talented and committed team and we have made considerable operational progress in recent months. The team and I are excited by the opportunity to keep improving our position in all our key markets whilst delivering a great experience for our customers."
The newly appointed CEO joined the Group as CFO in November 2015. He joined William Hill from Cineworld Group where he was Finance Director for nearly four years. Previously, he was Finance Director at Luminar PLC, having had senior finance roles at Barratt Developments PLC and Tesco. He also spent seven years at Hilton Group as Vice President of Finance at a time when the company owned Ladbrokes. He is a Chartered Management Accountant.