London-listed gaming operator William Hill has appointed Jane Hanson to its board of directors.

Hanson currently serves as non-executive director of insurance provider Direct Line and chair of its risk committee. She is also chair of The Reclaim Fund; honorary treasurer and trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee; and independent member of the fairness committee at ReAssure.

She assumes the William Hill directorship on July 1st and will also serve on the board's nomination and audit and risk management committees.

“We are delighted to welcome Jane to the board of William Hill,” said chairman Roger Devlin. “Jane's proven NED experience working at board level in FTSE, regulated and complex organisations will be invaluable to William Hill and makes her a great addition to the board.

“I am also delighted that with Jane's appointment, female representation on the board is now at 44%, which is well beyond the target level set in the Hampton Alexander review of 33% by the end of end of 2020.”

Shares in William Hill plc. (LSE:WMH) were trading up 1.41 per cent at 140.70 pence per share in London Wednesday morning.