Jim Mullen (businessman)

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Jim Mullen
Born
James Joseph Mullen

June 1970 (age 48)
Glasgow, Scotland
NationalityBritish
EducationJohn Ogilvie High School
Alma materGlasgow Caledonian University
OccupationCEO, Ladbrokes
Spouse(s)Married
Children2

James Joseph Mullen (born June 1970) is a British businessman, the chief executive (CEO) of Ladbrokes, the high street betting chain.

Early life[edit]

James Joseph Mullen was born in June 1970.[1] Hew was born in Glasgow, and grew up with his grandparents, who taught him about betting.[2]

Mullen was educated at John Ogilvie High School in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. He has a bachelor's degree in computing from Glasgow Caledonian University, and a master's degree in software engineering.[2]

Career[edit]

On 1 April 2015, Mullen succeeded Richard Glynn as CEO of Ladbrokes.[3]

In July 2015, it was announced that Mullen would become the CEO of the new company, when Ladbrokes merges with fellow high street betting chain Gala Coral.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Mullen is married with two sons.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ladbrokes plc". Companies House. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Martin, Ben (27 December 2015). "Ladbrokes boss makes the biggest gamble of his career". Telegraph. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ Pratley, Nils (2 April 2015). "Jim Mullen is right to disassociate Ladbrokes from business letter". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Ladbrokes to merge with smaller rival Coral". BBC. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.