Two appointments at Paddy Power
Bookmaker Paddy Power has announced two senior management appointments with William Reeve and Fin Goulding joining the group.
Mr Reeve (39), the co-founder of LoveFilm.com, has been appointed head of operations. In this role he will oversee technology, risk & trading, HR and corporate strategy.
Prior to LoveFilm, he co-founded Fletcher Research in 1997, which became the UK's largest internet research firm and was subsequently acquired by Forrester Research.
Mr Reeve is currently a non-executive director of Paddy Power and is to resign his directorship upon joining the company. He is also chairman of Graze.com and has served as a non-executive director of a number of high growth internet companies, including Zoopla and Secret Escapes. He is a former strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and a graduate of University College, Oxford.
In this role, he will oversee technology, risk & trading, HR and corporate strategy. Responsibility for strategy within business units and new geographies will remain under existing functional heads.
Mr Goulding (51), the former CTO of lastminute.com, has been appointed chief information officer with responsibility for leading the technology functions for the Group’s business channels in the UK, Ireland and Italy.
Mr Goulding was previously chief information officer and vice president of the Global Development Centre of Sabre Holdings Argentina. Prior to this he was senior vice president of Technological Solutions at Visa in San Francisco and held a number of senior technology roles in companies such as First Data Europe, HSBC Bank and Nat West Bank in Europe.
“William and Fin are great additions to our management team. Their appointments will strengthen our ability to grow the business through operational scaling, technology development and strategic planning," said Paddy Power chief executive Patrick Kennedy.
"William will bring deep online operations experience, along with great strategic thinking to the Group. Fin has best in class technology expertise and leadership experience which will add to our ability to scale our technology function in support of continued growth,’’ he added.