Jim Mullen (businessman)

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Jim Mullen
James Joseph Mullen

June 1970 (age 48)
Glasgow, Scotland
EducationJohn Ogilvie High School
Alma materGlasgow Caledonian University
OccupationCEO, Ladbrokes

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]


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]


  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.