William Hill has confirmed that David Lowden has stepped down from his position as Non-Executive Director to become Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director of Huntsworth plc, the healthcare and communications group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Lowden will be appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of Huntsworth on 1 January, before becoming Chairman of the board from 6 March.

As a result of this additional responsibility, and in order to devote time to this and other commitments, Lowden has informed Hills of his intention to step down from its board with effect from 4 March.

William Hill Chairman Roger Devlin commented: “On behalf of the William Hill Board, I would like to thank David and acknowledge his contribution and service to the Board over the last seven years, in particular his chairmanship of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. David has been a valued member of the Board and I am particularly grateful for his counsel and support since I took on the role of Chairman.”

Kenneth Fuchs joins William Hill US

The news comes as William Hill US appointed Kenneth Fuchs, the former CEO of STATS, as President of Digital.

Fuchs spent more than two years with STATS, a global sports data firm that counts Google, Apple, Amazon, ESPN, Microsoft and William Hill amongst its clients, as well as teams such as the New England Patriots and Golden States Warriors.

“Sports betting is just getting started in the United States, and I’m thrilled to be joining one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands at such an exciting time,” he said.

“William Hill US already has an established, successful business in Nevada and has made fantastic progress since sports betting was legalised elsewhere earlier this year. I look forward to working with the team in our pursuit of market leadership and delivering great digital and mobile experiences for our customers and partners.”