Executive committee

Rank's executive committee is not a board committee. It is responsible for day-to-day trading and is accountable to the chief executive for promoting and developing a profitable, long-term business.


Henry Birch
Chief executive

Age: 45

Experience

Henry has more than 20 years of experience in the betting and gaming sector and in online and broadcast media. From July 2013 to May 2014 he was a non-executive director of the AIM-listed CFD trading platform operator, PLUS 500 PLC. From October 2008 to November 2012 he was the chief executive officer of William Hill Online, the joint venture between William Hill plc and Playtech plc, which managed William Hill's online business. Prior to working at William Hill Online, Henry was the chief executive officer of Leisure & Gaming plc, an AIM-listed company that owned and operated a number of online and retail betting and gaming subsidiaries. Prior to working at Leisure & Gaming plc, Henry was the chief operating officer of Bettingcorp Ltd, an Israeli company focused on the development and operation of online and interactive TV gaming platforms. Prior to working in the gambling industry, he held management roles at Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting and Riffage, an early digital music operator based in Silicon Valley, and started his career working in the House of Commons.


Frances Bingham
Company secretary

Age: 49

Experience

For eight years Frances was company secretary and legal director of the multi-national health and fitness group, Holmes Place Group, and prior to that she was a solicitor in private practice.


Colin Cole-Johnson
Director of digital and cross-channel services

Age: 38

Experience

Appointed in September 2014 Colin has extensive experience of the gaming industry having previously worked for William Hill as director of customer intelligence and Ladbrokes as director of gaming.


Clive Jennings
Finance director

Age: 53

Experience

Clive was previously Rank's group financial controller prior, to which he was the financial controller or Rank's gaming division. He held senior finance positions in a number of other companies prior to joining Rank in July 2000. Clive is a chartered accountant.


Mark V. Jones
Managing director – Grosvenor Casinos

Age: 53

Experience

Joined Rank in June 2009 as managing director of Mecca. He has held a number of senior management posts in the leisure industry, including chief executive of Pizza Hut UK (while at Whitbread PLC), chief executive of Yates Group plc and executive chairman of Premium Bars and Restaurants PLC.


Sue Waldock
Human resources director

Age: 61

Experience

Appointed group human resources director in October 2006. Previously Sue held the position of human resources director for Rank's gaming division. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and chairman of the employment group for Business in Sport and Leisure Limited.


Keith Woodcock
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Age: 53

Experience

Appointed CIO in September 2013 from the Avis Group where he has been CIO for the EMEA region with responsibility for all European and Commercial platforms, through an IT team of 250 located in twelve countries. Keith has also been leading the IT integration of Europe and the US following the recent US Avis Budget Group acquisition of the European business. Prior to this, he was Chief Operations Officer for eNett International, a joint venture between Travelport and PSP International, focused on the travel payment market.

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