F executive designate of Paddy Power, Andy McCue, yesterday announced three new appointments to the Irish bookmakers’ management team.
The hires will take effect as of 1 January, coinciding with McCue assuming the role of chief executive.
Peter O'Donovan will take over as chief product officer, leading a newly created product function that brings together the technology and product development teams across Paddy Power and Cayetano in Bulgaria. Johnny Hartnett has been appointed managing director of Paddy Power Online, responsible for paddypower.com and paddypower.it, together with Dial-a-Bet and customer operations.
Christian Woolfenden has been named managing director of retail for the UK & Ireland.
Commenting on the hires, McCue said: “These appointments reflect a strategic emphasis on customer and product.”