Paddy Power Betfair strengthens governance advisory with Emer Timmons Non-Executive appointment

Following this week’s group Annual General Meeting (AGM), the governance of FTSE100 listed Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has confirmed the appointment of former BT Group executive Emer Timmons as a new Non-Executive Director.

A ten-year BT Group leadership executive, Timmons will advise PPB governance on international development projects and commercial strategy and initiatives.

Timmons currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Miami-based mobile technology systems provider Brightstar Corp. From 2006-2016, Timmons held a number of senior executive roles at BT Group focusing on international projects and business development.

Joining PPB’s Non-Executive advisory, Timmons has been further appointed as a member of the firm’s audit committee.

Gary McGann, Executive Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair Plc, commented on the appointment of Timmons: “We are delighted to welcome Emer as a non-executive director. She brings with her a wealth of global experience specifically in sales and marketing, retail and distribution and will serve as a great addition to the board.”