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Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson to become Flutter CFO; Jonathan Hill to move to COO

Flutter Entertainment’s CFO Jonathan Hill is establishing a new group COO function, aiming to maximise the benefits of the group’s global scale while supporting the strategic direction of the business.

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The operator also announced that current CFO and Group Head of Strategy at InterContinental Hotels (IGH) Group, Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson, will join as CFO and Executive Director in the first half of the next year.

Edgecliffe-Johnson has 25 years of experience in finance and international businesses, and has served as CFO and Group Head of Strategy and member of the Board and Executive Committee at IGH since 2014.

Before joining IGH in 2004, he was an Associate Director, Corporate Finance at HSBC.

Hill will continue his role until the first half of 2023 and work together with Edgecliffe-Johnson, to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO Peter Jackson said: “I am delighted that Paul will join us next year as Group CFO. I am confident that his highly relevant skills and experience will help us to take advantage of the significant opportunities before us and will be invaluable as we continue to execute our strategy.

“I also wish to acknowledge Jonathan for all he has done for Flutter to date and I am very pleased that the group will continue to benefit from his experience in establishing the new COO function.”

Gary McGann, Chair, added: “The board welcomes the appointment of a quality executive such as Paul and looks forward to working with him and the team into the future, and I look forward to continuing to work with Jonathan in his new role.”

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