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Miller preparing to bid fond farewell to Hills

07 April 2015

KATE MILLER is readying herself for a new challenge as she is set to leave William Hill after Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National to join leading PR agency Golin. 
Miller, Hills’s PR director, said: “It’s a great opportunity with one of the top firms – where I’ll be head of media, overseeing a large team of people. “I love the betting industry, I grew up in it with my dad [Hove bookmaker Charlie] and enjoyed some great years, so I do have mixed feelings, but it’s the right time to challenge myself in a different way, and I think this will be good for me.” 
Miller, 33, was previously at Blue Square, where she made her name with some innovative ideas, before joining Hills seven years ago where she worked for Ralph Topping. She then helped handle the arrival of new chief executive James Henderson and says she has been impressed by the way he has taken to the role. 
Miller said: “My job i s something of a dream one in many ways, talking about racing and our people – such as Ralph and then James – but it has its tough moments too. “The constant scrutiny and criticism of betting can get a little wearying – and I certainly won’t miss that! “But I will miss the great sport and sponsorships that it has been my privilege to be involved with. I also know Hills is in great shape, and I’ll be leaving the market leader. It’s been fantastic contributing to that.” 
Henderson paid tribute to Miller, saying: “Kate’s enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for sport, most particularly horseracing, will be hard to replace. “She has done a fantastic job for us as PR director for the last seven years and I'm obviously disappointed she’s leaving William Hill. However, I fully understand her reasons for accepting a new challenge with Golin and wish her all the best for the future.” 
Ciaran O’Brien of Ladbrokes is to take up a new role later in the year as Hills’ communications director.

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