888 William Hill, an entity created in the wake 888 Holdings’ acquisition William Hill, has appointed Phil Walker its managing director for the United Kingdom & Ireland. Walker, who was a William Hill director, will continue his duties as part of the newly formed company.
After the Merger, Walker will Serve 888 William Hill
Phil Walker was the UK managing director for William Hill before it was acquired by 888. This veteran director has 20 years of experience in stores, catalogues, and internet. He was chosen to support 888 William Hill because of his extensive knowledge.
Walker announced the news via his LinkedIn account. He shared that he would now be the UK and Ireland MD at888 William Hill.
I am happy to announce that I have been appointed UK & Ireland managing directors at 888 William Hill.
Phil Walker, UK & Ireland MD. 888 William Hill
The MD has a lot of experience
Walker has extensive experience in high-profile roles. He was previously the Gibraltar Stock Exchange group chief operating officer, as well as a non-exec chair at KeyCom Limited, and the owner Sandstar Consulting.
Walker is not new to the industry. He has worked previously for Gala Interactive and Ladbrokes Coral. Walker held a number of key positions at Gala Interactive. These included online director, managing direct of remote gambling, and management consultant for Eurobet Italia. He also served as marketing and customer operations director. Walker was appointed chief marketing officer and managing director of sports brands after the merger between Ladbrokes and Coral.
His previous career included stints in a variety companies.
Walker joined William Hill as an online managing director in 2019. He then assumed the role of UK managing director. The responsibilities of the specialist have been expanded to include Ireland.
888 Struggles to Consolidate Revenues
888 published its financial results for quarter three of 2022 a few days ago. Despite the World Cup boost, the company posted disappointing results. The company claims that the company’s disappointing performance was due to regulatory headwinds in the United Kingdom which adversely affected its online business.
In 2022, the company’s online gambling revenue saw a 5% decline in annual revenue. The company’s total revenue declined by 3%.
888 announced it was parting ways with Yariv Dafna, its chief financial officer, amid the financial woes. This is expected to happen on March 31, at the close of the fiscal year.
Anna Barsby was appointed chief product and technology officer at 888 Holdings in December.