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Flutter Entertainment announced today (1 July) it will add two new non-executive directors to its board, effective 30 July.

Robert (Dob) Bennett is set to join the board as a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee, while Christine McCarthy will be appointed as a member of the firm’s Audit Committee.

Robert Bennett background

Bennett is the managing director of private investment company Hilltop Investments, a position he has held since 2005.

In addition to that role, Bennett was previously president and director of media firm the Discovery Holding Company between 2005 and 2008, and from 1997 to 2005 was CEO of the company’s predecessor, Liberty Media.

Prior to those roles, Bennett worked with Tele-Communications, Inc and the Bank of New York.

He also currently serves as a director of both HP, Inc and Warner Brothers Discovery. He previously acted as a director for Liberty Media Corporation, Sprint Corporation, Demand Media, and Sprint Nextel Corporation.

Christine McCarthy background

Meanwhile, McCarthy was formerly the senior executive VP and CFO of the Walt Disney Company, between 2015 and 2023.

Most recently, she continued to serve Disney as a strategic adviser between 2023 and 2024.

Before being appointed as the media giant’s CFO, McCarthy held various roles at the company including senior VP, treasurer, and executive VP of corporate real estate and alliances.

She currently also serves as a director of The Procter & Gamble Company, where she is the chair of its Audit Committee.

McCarthy also serves as a director of insurance firm FM Global, and chairs its Finance Committee.

Additionally, she sits on the board of multiple civic and educational organisations including on the boards of trustees of the Westridge School in Pasadena and the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Board chair commentary

Commenting on the appointments, Flutter Entertainment group chair John Bryant said: “I am delighted to welcome Dob and Christine as non-executive directors of the Board which will be further strengthened by their appointments. 

“Both have experience and career backgrounds that are highly relevant to our business. We look forward to Dob and Christine joining the Flutter Board and contributing to the company’s future.”

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