Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Michael Bowers and I’m a Senior Football Trader. I’ve recently been promoted to this role and head up the In-Play Football Team responsible for around 30 In-Play Traders.
My department is responsible for pricing and managing risk on all In-Play football events across all PPB brands. We offer in-play odds and monitor the bets in real time on thousands of football matches each week from leagues across the globe.
What’s the best bit of your job?
The best bit about my job is being able to watch football at work!
Would you say Paddy Power Betfair is a great place to work?
PPB is a great place to work as no two days are ever the same. We work in a fast-paced, exciting environment and there are always challenges to overcome. It’s never boring, let’s put it that way. I’ve actually spent the last eight years with Betfair and now PPB so I wouldn’t actually know how it’s different from other employers! I don’t want to move anywhere else.
Which is your favourite Paddy Power Betfair company value and why?
Collaboration – I love working with and helping others, not just across my department but other functions within the business. One thing I like about our floor is the open plan layout, which encourages people to move about and work with one another.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
New Zealand – I spent some time there a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place. It felt like I was on a different planet.