Patrick Kennedy was born in 1969 and currently holds the position of CEo at Paddy Power PLC.Mr Kennedy graduated from University College Dublin with a BComm and a DipPrAcc.
Patrick joined Paddypower in September 2005 and rose to CEO on 01st January 2006. He was already a Board Member acting as non-executive Director since March 2004. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Greencore Group Plc from 2002 to August 2005, where he held a number of senior positions. Mr. Kennedy joined Greencore in 1998 and was responsible for Group development and was central to the acquisition and integration of Hazlewood Foods PLC
Before Greencore,Patrick is also a nonexecutive director of pharmaceutical firm Elan Corporation, plc and Bank of Ireland Group plc . Patrick has been a member of the Risk Committee since January 2006.
Patrick has led the gambling firm through a strong period of growth that recently saw its market cap hit €3.4bn.
According to Reuters.com, Mr Kennedy is reported to earn €1,500,000 per year. The company’s annual report, released yesterday, shows Kennedy received a basic salary of €746,000, as well as benefits of €239,000 and a bonus of €462,000. At the beginning of April 2013, Kennedy sold 71,567 shares he held in the firm at €68.20 each and as a result made almost €4,9 million. He still holds more than 473,000 shares with Paddy POwer PLC worth over €32 Million..