Rank Group names new director

David Williams, new Director of Public Affairs of Rank Group. Credits: PR Week

David Williams has been appointed by the company as Director of Public Affairs.

UK.- Rank Group has announced the appointment of David Williams as its Director of Public Affairs. Williams will take up the newly-created role on December 3 and will report to Rank’s Chief Executive, John O’Reilly

The appointment comes as the Group continues to bolster its senior leadership team as part of the wider business transformational programme. The role will see Rank bring responsibility for their government relations and public affairs in-house and Williams will also take a leadership role in the public relations activity for the group and for the various Rank brands.

John O’Reilly, Rank’s Chief Executive said: “David brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the Group and I am delighted that we have secured him to fulfil what will be a pivotal role as we reposition Rank for success. His energy and passion for our industry, coupled with a track record of delivering successful results will stand us in good stead for the regulatory challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I am looking forward to welcoming him to the management team next month.”

Williams added: “The opportunity to join John at such an exciting time for the Group has proved irresistible. Ensuring that our public affairs, social positioning and industry relations are compelling and in-tune with wider regulatory affairs has never been so significant. I’ve been struck by just how much attention John and the Rank Board wish to put on this area of the business. The chance to work alongside a very talented and focused management team, with some great betting and gaming brands, is something that excites me enormously.”

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