Irish bookmaking heavyweight Flutter Entertainment, owner of brands including FanDuel and PokerStars, announced on Thursday changes to its Board of Directors, informing that Michael Cawley has stepped down as Non-Executive Director of Flutter and Chair of the Audit Committee and Zillah Byng-Thorne has stepped down as Chair of the Risk and Sustainability Committee
The changes have become effective upon the conclusion of the company's annual general meeting (AGM), held on Thursday. Zillah Byng-Thorne will continue as Non-Executive Director of the company, while Holly Keller Koeppel has been appointed as Chair of Flutter's Audit Committee and David Lazzarato has been appointed as Chair of Flutter's Risk and Sustainability Committee.
In addition, with effect from July 1, 2022, Carolan Lennon will be appointed as a Non-Executive Director. Carolan is a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of AIB Group plc. She will take up the role of Country Leader of Salesforce Ireland on July 1, 20
Before joining AIB, Lennon was the CEO of eir, a leading Irish telecoms provider, for four years up to January 2022. Prior to the CEO role, she held a variety of senior executive roles in the company, including Chief Commerical Officer. And before joining eir, she held a number of senior roles in Vodafone Ireland, including Consumer Director and Marketing Director.
Gary McGann, Chair of the group, said: "Following an extensive search as part of our ongoing Board renewal process, I am delighted to welcome Carolan as a Non-Executive Director. Carolan has significant experience in regulated consumer-facing digital businesses."
"Carolan's appointment is in line with our Board renewal program having regard to the scale, geographic breadth, and growth of the business. We look forward to Carolan joining the Flutter Board and contributing to the company's future," concluded McGann.