Paddy Power


Head of Communications at Paddy Power Betfair

Paddy Power is a fourth generation bookmaker.

Paddy’s great grandfather, Richard, started his family business in 1894 from his native Tramore, Co.

Waterford in the South East of Ireland. ‘Richard Power’ remains one of the most respected bookmakers at the big race tracks of Ireland & the UK under the stewardship of Paddy’s father David, and brother, Willie.

In 1988 Paddy’s father, merged his Richard Power shops with Stewart Kenny of Kenny O’Reilly and John Corcoran of Patrick Corcoran Bookmakers to found Paddy Power. That’s where Paddy’s story really begins.

Paddy joined Paddy Power in 1996 as a fresh faced graduate on the company’s first ever graduate program and has worked in almost all areas of the business helping to develop and grow what has become one of the world’s largest betting companies.

His career has spanned many game changing events in a dynamic industry. From the introduction of screens to betting shops, to telephone betting, to online betting, to mobile betting, there have been many ups and downs along the way.

Paddy’s main focus has always been on the Paddy Power brand and he has been involved in many of the company’s most successful campaigns – most of which have an interesting story behind them!

He is one of the best known bookmakers today with regular appearances on TV and radio across the UK and Ireland.