UK bookmaker William Hill has strengthened its board with the appointment of Lynne Weedall as an independent non-executive director.

Weedall joins the board with effect from 1 July, bringing a wealth of experience of human resources, strategy and organisational transformation gained from a variety of roles in the retail sector.

She was previously HR director of luxury shopping retailer Selfridges Group, and prior to that led the merger integration at Dixons Carphone.

She currently serves as a non-executive director for the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer Greene King, and Treatt, an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer markets.

“We are delighted that Lynne will be joining the board of William Hill,” said William Hill chairman Roger Devlin. “Lynne's broad experience with organisations undertaking operational and cultural change will further support the board's efforts and focus on delivering on our strategy.”

Following her appointment, Weedall commented: “This is an exciting time to join the board of William Hill, a company with a strong heritage and brand and I look forward to supporting the board at a time of substantial change across the sector.”

On joining the board, Weedall will become a member of the board's Corporate Responsibility, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Shares in William Hill plc (LSE:WMH) were trading down marginally by 0.41 per cent at 134.10 pence per share in London Thursday morning.