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Ian Brown

CEO
Flutter Entertainment UK & Ireland

Ian Brown is the current CEO of Flutter Entertainment’s UK & Ireland division, a position he has held since September 2022 when he replaced Conor Grant. His role sees him responsible for the Paddy Power, Sky Betting and Gaming, Betfair and Tombola brands in the UK and Ireland.
Education
  • University of Oxford
    1993-1997

AWARDS

At the Global Gaming Awards London 2023, Flutter-owned UK brand Paddy Power was named Retail Operator of the Year.

EMPLOYMENT

Before working with Flutter, Ian Brown served as the CEO of UKFast between June 2020 and February 2022. 

Before that, he also served as the CEO of Booking.com’s sister company BookingGo between January 2018 and October 2019. 

In May 2014, he was appointed the CEO of Rentalcars.com, where he was responsible for fundamental transformations to the business and its culture for over five years. 

In addition, Brown was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman (Formerly Mercer Management Consulting) between 1998 and 2014. 

During his time with Oliver Wyman (OW), Brown founded and was the Leader of three global consulting practices: travel and leisure, distribution and wholesale and pricing, sales and marketing. He also co-founded OW’s digital practice. 

PRODUCTS LAUNCHED

In June 2023, the English Football League signed a five-year extension with Flutter-owned operator Sky Bet.

Steve Birch, Sky Bet COO, said: “I’m extremely proud of Sky Bet’s ongoing partnership with the EFL and delighted to have reached today’s agreement. Football is central to who we are and it’s great to be able to support the game and provide investment for Clubs across the Pyramid."

“I am delighted to welcome a leader of Ian’s calibre 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 organisations with a deep customer focus on ease, accessibility and safety to drive growth” - Peter Jackson Ian Brown
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