– UK, London – Betfair Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leo Quinn as a Non-Executive Director. Leo will join the Board with effect from 5th March, 2014.

Leo has been Chief Executive Officer of FTSE 250 QinetiQ Group plc since 2009. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue plc for five  years and a Divisional COO with Invensys plc from 2001-2004. In his earlier career he held a number of general management roles around the world with Honeywell International Inc.

Commenting on the appointment Betfair’s Chairman, Gerald Corbett said: “We look forward to welcoming Leo to our Board, he has an excellent track record, considerable international experience in large public companies and will be a great addition to the Board.”

Commenting on his own appointment, Leo Quinn said: “Betfair has an enterprising and unique business model and I am delighted to join the board at such an important time in its development.”

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