Betfair, part of Flutter Entertainment, recently announced the promotion of Rich Hayward to the role of managing director for Betfair UK & Ireland. With over 15 years of experience at the company, Hayward has held various key positions, gaining valuable skills and insights into the business. He initially joined Betfair in 2008 as a commercial graduate and quickly climbed the ranks to become the senior marketing manager – VIP in November 2011.
In a statement on LinkedIn, Hayward expressed his excitement about the promotion, emphasizing that the “Betfair dream continues.” He highlighted the privilege of being part of the company’s culture and team, describing it as a thrilling education every day.
Before his new role as managing director, Hayward served as the commercial director for the UK and Ireland, overseeing Betfair’s sports business. Prior to that, he was the integration director for Paddy Power Betfair, managing the integration of Adjarabet into the Flutter Group.
Throughout his career at Betfair, Hayward also held roles such as head of exchange services, premium and pricing, exchange business and pricing director, as well as head of international operational performance.
The promotion of Rich Hayward to managing director marks a significant chapter in his long career with Betfair, reflecting the company’s confidence in his leadership and expertise.