Tuesday 24 October 2017

The runners and riders tipped to fill CEO's boots at gambling giant

Cormac McCarthy is believed to have ruled himself out of the running
Cormac McCarthy is believed to have ruled himself out of the running
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

IT was Patrick Kennedy's last Paddy Power AGM yesterday, assuming he doesn't stay on as a non-executive director of the group when he steps down from the hot seat next year.

Attention now turns to his possible successor. While chairman Nigel Northridge said there were a number of internal candidates who could fill Mr Kennedy's boots, it's understood chief financial officer Cormac McCarthy – the former boss of Ulster Bank – has ruled himself out of the running. He joined Paddy Power in 2012.

But that still leaves a number of possible contenders.

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