Published: July 4, 2024

Flutter strengthens board with appointment of Disney's Christine McCarthy and media veteran Dob Bennett

Flutter Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christine M. McCarthy and Robert R. (“Dob”) Bennett to the Board of Directors, effective July 30, 2024. McCarthy will sit on the Audit Committee and 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 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.”

McCarthy is an entertainment executive who has 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.

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, Bennett worked at Tele-Communications 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, Sprint Corporation, Demand Media, Discovery Holding Company, Liberty Interactive Corporation and Sprint Nextel Corporation.

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