Experience: John has more than 25 years’ experience in the betting and gaming sector. From January 2017 to April 2018 he was a non-executive director of William Hill plc and was also chair of William Hill’s Transformation Oversight Committee. John was a senior executive with Gala Coral Group between August 2011 and April 2015 where, as managing director of Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Ltd, he launched and built Coral's highly successful online business. Prior to joining Gala Coral, John was an executive director on the board of Ladbrokes plc. During a 19 year career with Ladbrokes (1991 - August 2010), John launched and built Ladbrokes' digital business and had a broad range of functional responsibilities including marketing, property, business development, public affairs and the core bookmaking function, trading. John was appointed non-executive chairman of Grand Parade Ltd, a digital design and development agency, in June 2015, selling the business to William Hill plc in August 2016. John was also non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee at Telecity Group plc, the premium network independent data centre operator, between September 2007 and January 2016.