Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy Joins Sports Betting Company

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Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy Joins Sports Betting Company

Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has joined the board of directors for Flutter Entertainment, a sports betting company.

Christine McCarthy Joins Flutter Entertainment

Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy smiling and looking off to the left.
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McCarthy was CFO for The Walt Disney Company from 2015 until June 2023. She stepped down for family medical leave, serving as a strategic advisor for the past year.

Flutter Entertainment owns brands like Paddy Power, FanDuel, PokerStars, Sky Betting & Gaming, Sisal, and Sportsbet. McCarthy will be a member of the audit committee of Flutter’s board starting on July 30.

Robert “Dob” Bennett, former Warner Bros. Discovery director, also joined Flutter’s board.

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. 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.

John Bryant, Chair of the Flutter Board

Disney was discussing going into the sports betting business prior to McCarthy’s departure. ESPN Bet finally launched last year.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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