Paddy Power names McCue as its new CEO

Thursday 04 September 2014 13.23
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Paddy Power's CEO designate Andy McCue and chairman Nigel Northridge
Paddy Power's CEO designate Andy McCue and chairman Nigel Northridge
Andy McCue to take up chief executive role in January
Andy McCue to take up chief executive role in January

Bookmaker Paddy Power has announced that Andy McCue will be its new chief executive.

Mr McCue will take over from Patrick Kennedy next January and he will also become a director of the company with immediate effect.

He has been with the bookies for eight years and is currently managing director of its Retail UK & Ireland operations. 

Patrick Kennedy announced in May that he was standing down from the CEO position after ten years in the job.

Nigel Northridge, the company's chairman, said that Mr McCue has an outstanding track record and has consistently demonstrated strong leadership across the business as a key member of the Management Committee and in his role driving the regulatory agenda. 

"Andy is the ideal leader to drive Paddy Power’s next phase of growth," he added.