SBC News Peter Jackson casts Flanagan & Hartnett as lead roles for Paddy Power Betfair strategy & development

Peter Jackson casts Flanagan & Hartnett as lead roles for Paddy Power Betfair strategy & development

SBC News Peter Jackson casts Flanagan & Hartnett as lead roles for Paddy Power Betfair strategy & development
Aine Flanagan

Peter Jackson the new Group CEO of Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB), continues the strategic realignment of the FTSE100 bookmaker’s executive leadership team.

Jackson’s latest movements, see him promote Aine Flanagan to Group Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), having previously served as Managing Director of UK & Ireland for PPB.

Flanagan is a seasoned eCommerce and digital operations strategist, who will take a lead role in the enlarged group’s continued post-merger integration projects, delivering combined growth and cost savings for PPB investors.

SBC News Peter Jackson casts Flanagan & Hartnett as lead roles for Paddy Power Betfair strategy & development
Johnny Hartnett

Further executive restructuring, sees Jackson promote former PPB International Managing Director Johnny Hartnett to Group Chief Development Officer.

A twenty-year company veteran, Hartnett has previously been a key stakeholder in the development of Paddy Power international projects, acting as an executive for Australian betting subsidiary Sportsbet.com.au (2009-2016).

Hartnett will work alongside PPB leadership team to identify and establish new commercial prospects and define long-term corporate growth strategies.

Completing his first month as leader of PPB, Peter Jackson has made a number of critical new appointments, restructuring the firm’s executive team.

As new CEO, Jackson will be supported by Dan Taylor who takes up the newly created role of Chief Executive for Paddy Power Europe.

On Wednesday 7 March, Jackson will present his first trading statement as PPB CEO, with industry analysts and investors awaiting further updates with regards to the delivery of PPB’s new technology platform powered by Betfair development.

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