William Hill’s chief executive James Henderson has stepped down after a 31-year career at the bookmaker.
Henderson took up the post of chief executive two years ago. However, the board have expressed concerns about his leadership.
Chief financial officer Philip Bowcook has been appointed interim chief executive.
William Hill’s chairman, Gareth Davis, said: “James’s career with William Hill has spanned over 30 years covering the retail, online and international businesses. We would like to thank him for his significant contribution and we wish him all the best for the future.”
“The group’s trading remains in line with the previous guidance of £260-280m of operating profit in 2016,” the company said.