Paddy Power Betfair appoints Jan Bolz as governance advisor

Updating the market, FTSE100 sports betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has confirmed the appointment of Jan Bolz as a new Independent Director.

An industry leadership veteran, Bolz served as Chief Executive of European sports betting operator Tipico Sportwetten (2011-2016). Bolz has had a distinguished career focusing on commercial development and marketing disciplines having served as VP of Commerce for games developer Electronic Arts and Managing Director of Bertelsmann Music Group (Munich).

Gary McGann, Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair, confirmed the appointment of Bolz as a governance advisor: “We are delighted to welcome Jan as a non-executive director. He brings a wealth of global experience across a number of different industry groups, most recently in the sports betting industry where he led the very progressive development of Tipico to its successful sale in 2016.

His background and experience will be of significant benefit to the board.”

Bolz will provide PPB governance and leadership guidance with regards to international expansion projects as well as ongoing marketing and commercial initiatives.

This August, PPB governance appointed former WorldPay CEO Peter Jackson as new Group Chief Executive, following the announced departure of Breon Corcoran as leader of the FTSE enterprise.