Irish-based bookie Paddy Power reshuffled its senior management team with a number of changes to those that lead their retail estates in the UK and Ireland. The moves have been triggered by the retirement of Jimmy Mangan, head of Irish Retail and Dial-a-Bet. He will leave the company in July 2013 having managed the Irish Retail estate since the company formed in 1988. Commenting on his retirement, Patrick Kennedy, chief executive, said: “Put simply, without Jimmy, Paddy Power would not be what it is today. We thank him for his exceptional contribution and commitment.”
It means that Charlie Kelly will be appointed as head of Irish Retail in July 2013 and thus give up his role as head of Retail Operations in Ireland that he took in 2005. Andy McCue becomes Head of Retail (UK & Ireland) – a newly created role that will Paddy said will “leverage the scale” of its retail platforms in both countries. Lastly, Dan Thomson has been appointed Head of UK Retail – the role relinquished by McCue.
Swedish firm Net Entertainment has appointed a new communications director in the shape of Elisabeth Lennhede. She joins the company after a career that has seen her work for a combination of investment banks and mobile phone operators. Lennhede took up the role earlier this week and will report to company CEO Per Eriksson.
Lottery and instant win games provider NeoGames has shifted CFO Ilan Rosen upstairs to the job of CEO. Rosen has been the company’s CFO and head of corporate affairs for three years now and it’s tough luck if he had a big New Year’s Eve planned as he will assume the CEO role as of Jan. 1, 2013.