Appointment date: August 2019 Skills, experience and contribution: Jim has significant experience in the advertising and communications industry, having spent over 10 years in some of the sectors’ leading marketing and communications groups, as well as significant digital transformation projects. Since his appointment in August 2019, Jim has developed and communicated a clear strategic vision for the future of the business, and the Board considers his continuing leadership critical to the execution of the strategy. Some of Jim’s previous appointments include Group CEO of Ladbrokes Coral plc and Ladbrokes plc; Chief Operating Officer of William Hill Online; and Director of Digital Strategy and Product Management at News International. Current external appointments: Senior Non-Executive Director of Racecourse Media Group.
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