Author: Debbie Hewlett
Last Updated: 4th October 2021
Amy Howe has been promoted as Chief Executive Officer of Flutter Entertainment Plc’s major US business, FanDuel.
Howe joined FanDuel as President in February 2021, after serving as the Global COO of Ticketmaster. She was in charge of the company’s commercial strategy across all major business areas and products.
The appointment brings Flutter’s three-month executive hunt for a replacement for former FanDuel CEO Matt King, who left the firm in June to seek new opportunities.
Flutter emphasised Howe’s track record as a leader, citing her work at Ticketmaster on commercial projects that resulted in a 400 percent increase in sales and her 15-year tenure at McKinsey & Company, where she executed successful growth strategies for clients in media, entertainment, retail, and consumer goods.
Critical phase of growth
“I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Amy as our new US CEO,” commented Flutter Group CEO Peter Jackson.
“Since joining the business at the start of this year she 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.”
Independent IPO consideration
Howe takes over as CEO of FanDuel at a time when Flutter is gearing up for the next phase of its expansion in the United States. The FTSE100 company’s board of directors is considering an independent IPO to maximise investment in its US venture and commercial ventures.
Howe added: “I am very pleased to be appointed the CEO of FanDuel at such an exciting time. 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.
“That said, we must avoid complacency and remain focussed 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.”