Date of appointment 1 June 2018
Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Trustee of the Persimmon Charitable Foundation.
Experience and external appointments
Roger Devlin was independent on appointment and has extensive business, leadership and governance experience, having held executive and non-executive roles in a variety of sectors such as corporate finance, gaming, leisure, pubs & brewing, sport and transport.
Roger is an experienced Chairman and was, until April 2021, the Chairman of William Hill PLC. Roger’s other previous appointments include Chairman of Marston’s PLC and Senior Independent Director at the Football Association.
Skills and contribution
Roger’s wealth of experience gives him a strong understanding of corporate governance, shareholder and stakeholder views, banking and finance, customer propositions and leadership.
Roger’s expertise and personal qualities enable him to effectively lead the Board and drive change within the business. Roger makes a valuable contribution towards the development and execution of the Group’s strategy and ensures that the Board functions effectively by facilitating open and productive debate, providing constructive challenge and by demonstrating objective judgement.