Flutter Names Ian Brown as the New CEO of Its UK&I Business
Flutter has announced Ian Brown will be the next CEO of its UK&I business. This is due to the current CEO, Conor Grant resigning as he steps down to take a career break, and the transition period will see Brown take up his new role in September.
Brown will take over the responsibility for the UK & Ireland Flutter brands, Paddy Power, Sky Betting and Gaming, Betfair, and Tombola. He comes from a non-related industry, having served as CEO of Booking.com, the Trips division.
I have followed the impressive story of Flutter and its brands for many years now, and I am delighted to be joining the UK&I business in September. Flutter has a fantastic portfolio of iconic brands, and I look forward to helping develop their leadership position in the online entertainment space.
Grant, the outgoing CEO, joined the Sky Betting & Gaming brand a dozen years ago, and recently he successfully led the business through the pandemic. He also had a leading role in the acquisition of the Tombola brand at the start of this year.
I am delighted to welcome a leader of Ian’s caliber to our executive team. He brings with him broad experience leading online businesses from a range of sectors, including travel, hospitality, business services, and financial services. He has been responsible for successful transformations in multiple large businesses, including global brands Booking.com and Rentalcars.com, building scalable tech platforms and organizations with a deep customer focus on ease, accessibility, and safety to drive growth.