Flutter Entertainment has appointed Amy Howe as chief executive of its FanDuel business on a full-time basis, following an interim spell in the role.
Howe became interim CEO in July this year following the departure of Matt King, and after an extensive selection process to appoint a replacement, Howe will now take on the roll full-time.
Howe joined FanDuel in February this year as president, taking on responsibility for leading the operator’s core commercial functions across its sportsbook, casino, racing and daily fantasy businesses.
Prior to joining FanDuel, Howe was global chief operating officer of Ticketmaster, the largest division of Live Nation Entertainment.
Howe also spent time as a partner at McKinsey & Company, working with clients across the media and entertainment, retail, and consumer goods sectors.
“Since joining the business, I have been very impressed by the quality of our team and the strategic advantages we enjoy in terms of brand reach, product quality and the broad expertise we leverage from being part of the wider Flutter Group,” Howe said.
“That said, we must avoid complacency and remain focused on executing on our long-term strategy to build the embedded value of the business. I look forward to working with Peter and the wider team to drive FanDuel’s continued success.”
Flutter chief executive Peter Jackson added: “Since joining the business at the start of this year Amy has done an excellent job of leading our commercial functions and ensuring that we execute well at this critical phase of growth for our business.
“The expansion of the US market represents the single most exciting opportunity for Flutter today. Amy’s track record of leadership and experience in scaling a digital business will be invaluable as we look to grow our leadership position there.”