Flutter Entertainment Appoints Christine M. McCarthy and Robert R. (“Dob”) Bennett to the Board of Directors

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flutter Entertainment (NYSE: FLUT, LSE: FLTR), the world’s leading online sports betting and iGaming operator of brands including FanDuel, announced the appointment of Christine M. McCarthy and Robert R. (“Dob”) Bennett to the Board of Directors, effective July 30, 2024. Ms. McCarthy will sit on the Audit Committee and Mr. Bennett will serve as a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee. 

“Christine and Dob’s extensive experience in the entertainment industry will be an invaluable asset to Flutter as we continue to extend our leading position as a global online sports betting and iGaming provider,” said John Bryant, Chair of the Flutter Board. “We look forward to welcoming both Dob and Christine to the Board as non-executive directors and benefitting from their unique perspective and industry knowledge.”

Ms. McCarthy is an accomplished entertainment executive and held several senior leadership positions at The Walt Disney Company during her tenure, most recently as a Strategic Advisor. Prior to this, she served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She joined Disney in 2000, as Senior Vice President and Treasurer, and also served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Alliances and Treasurer, prior to her role as CFO. She currently serves as a director of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the Chair of its Audit Committee and is a director of FM Global and the Chair of its Finance Committee.

Mr. Bennett is the Managing Director of Hilltop Investments, LLC, a private investment company. Previously, he served as President of Discovery Holding Company, a media and entertainment company and as President and Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, at Liberty Media Corporation. Before that, Mr. Bennett worked at Tele-Communications, Inc. and The Bank of New York. He currently serves as a director of HP Inc. and Liberty Media. Previously, he served as a director of Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., Sprint Corporation, Demand Media, Inc., Discovery Holding Company, Liberty Interactive Corporation and Sprint Nextel Corporation.

About Flutter Entertainment

Flutter is the world’s leading online sports betting and iGaming operator, with a market leading position in the US and across the world. Our ambition is to leverage our significant scale and our challenger mindset to change our industry for the better. By Changing the Game, we believe we can deliver long-term growth while promoting a positive, sustainable future for all our stakeholders. We are well-placed to do so through the distinctive, global competitive advantages of the Flutter Edge, which gives our brands access to group-wide benefits to stay ahead of the competition, as well as our clear vision for sustainability through our Positive Impact Plan.

Flutter operates a diverse portfolio of leading online sports betting and iGaming brands including FanDuel, Sky Betting & Gaming, Sportsbet, PokerStars, Paddy Power, Sisal, tombola, Betfair, MaxBet, Junglee Games and Adjarabet. We are the industry leader with $11,790m of revenue globally for fiscal 2023, up 25% YoY, and $3,397m of revenue globally for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.

For more information about Flutter Entertainment, please visit www.flutter.com.