Betfair, a major player in online betting and a part of Flutter Entertainment, recently announced the promotion of Rich Hayward to the role of managing director at Betfair for Flutter UK & Ireland. This marks the latest milestone in Hayward’s long career with the company, which spans more than 15 years.
Hayward joined Betfair in 2008 as a commercial graduate and quickly climbed the ranks, holding various important roles that allowed him to develop unique skills and a deep understanding of the business. In a statement on LinkedIn, Hayward expressed his excitement about the promotion, likening it to the feeling he had when he first joined Betfair in 2008.
Before his promotion to managing director, Hayward served as commercial director for the UK and Ireland, where he was responsible for Betfair’s sports business, including its sportsbook and exchange products. Prior to that, he was integration director for Paddy Power Betfair, overseeing the integration of Adjarabet into the Flutter Group.
Throughout his tenure with Betfair, Hayward has held several other senior-level roles, including head of exchange services, premium and pricing, exchange business and pricing director, and head of international operational performance.
Hayward’s promotion comes as Betfair continues to solidify its position as the world’s biggest online betting exchange. His wealth of experience and deep understanding of the business make him a valuable asset to the company as it seeks to further strengthen its presence in the UK and Ireland. With his new role as managing director, Hayward is well-positioned to lead Betfair to even greater success in the years to come.