Board of Directors

The matters reserved for the Board can be found in Matters reserved for the Board

Memorandum and Articles of Association for Paddy Power Betfair plc

Gary McGann , Chairman

Gary McGann, Chairman, was appointed as a non-executive Director in November 2014 and as Chairman from July 2015. Gary was Group Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit Kappa Group plc from 2002 until his retirement in September 2015. He joined the Smurfit Kappa Group in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer and also served as President and Chief Operations Officer. He had held a number of senior positions in both the private and public sectors over the previous 20 years, including Chief Executive of Gilbeys of Ireland and Aer Lingus Group. Gary is Chairman of Aon Ireland, Sicon Limited and Aryzta AG and a non-executive Director of Smurfit Kappa Group plc, Green Reit plc and Multi-Packaging Solutions International Limited. He holds BA (UCD) and MSc Management (Trinity) Degrees and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Gary is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Committees since July 2015.

Breon Corcoran , Chief Executive Officer

Breon Corcoran became Chief Executive Officer in February 2016. Breon joined Betfair Group plc as Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2012. Prior to this, Breon was the former Chief Operating Officer at Paddy Power plc and previously was Managing Director – Non Retail and Development. He joined Paddy Power plc in 2001 having previously worked with J.P. Morgan and Bankers Trust. Breon has an MBA (INSEAD) and is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Breon is also a non- executive director of Tilney Bestinvest Group.

Alex Gersh , Chief Financial Officer

Alex Gersh became Chief Financial Officer in February 2016. Alex was appointed as Betfair Group plc’s Chief Financial Officer in December 2012. Alex has extensive experience of working in highly competitive, international businesses. Previously, Alex was Chief Financial Officer of NDS Group, a leading supplier of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, Chief Financial Officer of Flag Telecom, a global network services provider, and Chief Financial Officer of BT Cellnet. His early career was spent with Ernst & Young. He is a qualified Certified Public Accountant.

Danuta Gray , Independent Non-Executive Director

Danuta Gray was appointed as a non-executive director and as a member of the Remuneration Committee in January 2013. Danuta was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee in February 2016. Danuta brings to the Board significant leadership experience as the former Chief Executive Officer of O2 Ireland, a position she held from 2001 to 2010. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of BT Europe in Germany and, previous to that, was General Manager at BT Mobile in the UK. She is a non-executive director of Michael Page plc and Old Mutual plc and is the Senior Independent Director of Aldermore Bank. She is also a non-executive member of the Defence Board of the U.K. Ministry of Defence. She holds a B.Sc. in Biophysics, an M.Sc. and an MBA.

Ian Dyson , Senior Independent Director

Ian Dyson became Senior Independent Director and a member and Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee in February 2016. Ian was the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Betfair Group plc since 2010. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Punch Taverns plc, Group Finance & Operations Director at Marks & Spencer plc and Finance Director of The Rank Group plc. Prior to this he was Group Financial Controller of Hilton Group plc. He joined Hilton from Le Meridien, a division of Forte plc, where he had been Finance Director. His early career was spent with Arthur Andersen, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and became a Partner at the firm in 1994. Ian is also currently a non-executive director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC and SSP Group plc and Senior Independent Director of ASOS Plc and a non- executive director of Punch Taverns plc.

Michael Cawley , Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Cawley was appointed as a non-executive director and as a member of the Audit Committee in July 2013. He was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2014. Michael served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Ryanair from 2003 to 2014, having previously served as Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Director since 1997. During his time at Ryanair, the airline experienced huge international growth with profit after tax rising from c. €20 million in 1996 to c. €550 million in 2013. Prior to joining Ryanair, Michael was Group Finance Director of Gowan Group Limited, one of Ireland’s largest private companies and the main distributor for Peugeot and Citroen automobiles in Ireland. He was appointed as a non-executive director of Hostelworld Group plc in October 2015. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Michael was appointed as a member of the Risk Committee in February 2016.

Padraig O Rıordain , Independent Non-Executive Director

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin was appointed as a non-executive director in July 2008. Pádraig is an internationally recognised lawyer with extensive experience advising on regulated industries in Ireland and international markets. He is a Corporate Partner in Arthur Cox, the leading Irish law firm, where he served as Managing Partner from 2003 to 2011. In 2009, he was named European Managing Partner of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Managing Partners’ Forum in 2012. He studied law in University College Cork and Harvard Law School and has practiced in New York and Dublin. Pádraig is Chairman of the DAA plc, which owns Dublin and Cork airports. Pádraig is Chairman of the Group’s Remuneration Committee (appointed in August 2008), and is also a member of the Risk Committee (appointed in December 2011).

Peter Jackson , Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Jackson became a non-executive director and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Risk Committee in February 2016. Peter was appointed as a non-executive director of Betfair Group plc in April 2013. Prior to this, Peter was Group Chief Executive Officer of Travelex from March 2010 to March 2015, leaving following the successful sale of the business. Before Travelex, Peter was Managing Director of Consumer Banking for the Lloyds Banking Group, having previously held a number of senior roles within the retail arm of HBOS plc before its merger with Lloyds. Peter started his career at McKinsey and Co.

Peter Rigby , Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Rigby became a non-executive director and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Risk Committee in February 2016. Peter was appointed as a non-executive director of Betfair Group plc in April 2014. Prior to this, Peter was Chief Executive Officer of Informa plc until the end of 2013. Peter first joined Informa plc in 1983 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1988, during which time it grew to a business with revenues of £1.2bn and a market capitalisation exceeding £3bn. He previously held the role of Finance Director for Stonehart Publications. He holds a BA in Economics from Manchester University, and is a qualified accountant.

Zillah Byng-Thorne , Independent Non-Executive Director

Zillah Byng-Thorne became a non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee in February 2016. Zillah was appointed as a non-executive Director of Betfair Group plc in September 2013. Prior to this, Zillah was Chief Financial Officer of Trader Media Group from 2009 and interim Chief Executive until July 2013, Chief Financial Officer of Fitness First Group Ltd from 2006 to 2009, and Chief Financial Officer of the Thresher Group from 2002 to 2005. Zillah has also previously held senior finance positions with GE Capital and HMV Media Group, qualified as an accountant with Nestle UK Ltd, and was a non-executive Director of Mecom Group plc from 2011 until February 2015. She is also currently a non-executive Director of Gocompare.com Group plc and Chief Executive Officer of Future plc, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer.

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