Paddy Power appoints three new execs in management reshuffle

Ollie Gordon
Paddy Power has approximately 350 retail outlets across the UK and Ireland
CHIEF 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 and, 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.”