Breon Corcoran

Breon Thomas Corcoran (born July 1971) is an Irish businessman, and the chief executive officer (CEO) of WorldRemit and a non-executive director of Tilney Investment Management Services and Bestinvest, both part of the Tilney Group. He was CEO of Paddy Power Betfair from February 2016 to January 2018.

Breon Thomas Corcoran was born in July 1971, in Mullingar, Ireland in 1971. He has a degree in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from INSEAD.

He worked for JP Morgan and Bankers Trust, before joining bookmakers Paddy Power in April 2001 with responsibility for developing the non-retail business, becoming a board director in 2004, and rising to COO in August 2010. He joined Betfair as CEO in August 2012.

In June 2015, Corcoran was appointed as a non-executive director of Tilney Group.

In 2016, he sold part of his share package in Betfair for an estimated £4.1 million.

In August 2017, Corcoran announced he was stepping down as CEO of Paddy Power Betfair, he was succeeded in January 2018 by Peter Jackson.

In October 2018, Corcoran joined WorldRemit as their CEO.

Corcoran is a supporter of early-stage businesses and amongst other investments is a seed investor in SKUvantage, Australia’s leading product content solutions provider.