Paddy Power has announced several new management appointments at the company.

Johnny Hartnett has been appointed managing director of the company's online division with responsibility for and, together with its Dial-a-Bet and customer operations.  

Mr Harnett is currently director of operations at Paddy Power and was previously COO in Sportsbet.

Peter O'Donovan has been named as the company's chief product officer and will lead a newly created product function which brings together the technology and product development teams across Paddy Power and Cayetano in Bulgaria. 

Meanwhile, Christian Woolfenden has been appointed the company's UK and Irish Retail managing director. He has been global marketing director at Paddy Power since 2011, having previously worked for the Bacardi brand.  

The new appointments will take effect from January 1 and will co-incide with the company's CEO designate Andy McCue, assuming the role of chief executive at the bookies chain.