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