Paddy Power Betfair announces management appointments

News on 10 Jan 2018

The Paddy Power Betfair Group has announced management changes following the appointment of Peter Jackson as replacement for departed Group CEO Breon Corcoran.

Dan Taylor is promoted to CEO of Europe and Barni Evans as CEO of Sportsbet, the group’s operations in Australia. Both positions will report to Jackson.

In the newly created role, Taylor will be responsible for the Paddy Power and Betfair brands across all channels and geographies outside of the USA. He was previously Managing Director of the Group’s UK & Ireland operations and before that was Managing Director of Paddy Power Retail.

Cormac Barry, who has successfully led the Sportsbet business since it was acquired in 2009, has decided to step down to pursue a career outside of the industry.

Barni Evans has played a key role in Sportsbet’s success over the last seven years and is ideally qualified to lead the business, a statement from the Group says.

He is currently Sportsbet’s Chief Commercial Officer, having joined the business as Chief Marketing Officer in 2011. Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing at Paddy Power and has been with the Group since 2001. Cormac will work closely with Evans and the rest of the Sportsbet leadership team over the next few months to ensure an orderly transition.

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