Breon Corcoran

    Breon Corcoran is the CEO of Paddy Power Betfair, gaining the position in February 2016. Prior to his appointment, he was the CEO of Betfair in London, from August 2012. He is also the non-executive director of Tilney Betinvest, which offers investment management, financial planning, investment advice, portfolio management, and services for charities.

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