Dan Whitlam and Ciaran O’Brien step down from William Hill

William Hill’s head of safer gambling Dan Whitlam has confirmed that he has stepped down from the company after holding his position since February 2019.

During his time with the operator, Whitlam held responsibility for the implementation of the operator’s responsible gambling strategy across its UK retail estate, which included driving William Hill’s product and marketing offerings in a move to promote responsible gambling measures.

Ciaran O’Brien, director of corporate communications, has also confirmed that he will leave William Hill after five years at the company.

O’Brien played an integral role in establishing the operator’s responsible gambling strategy while also being pivotal stakeholder in establishing the Betting and Gaming Council.

The news follows on from the announcement that William Hill’s chief financial officer Ruth Prior would also be stepping down as CFO and as a director of the company in order to return to the private equity sector, joining Element Materials Technology as its new CFO.

Prior has been praised for her role in developing and delivering the strategy of the company and driving several transformation initiatives, as well as having responsibility for group assurance and procurement functions.