Flutter Entertainment has announced its Risk Committee has been reorganised as its Risk and Sustainability Committee, whilst also confirming the appointment of Atif Rafiq as an independent Non-Executive Director of the body.
As a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee, Rafiq will sit among a group of directors responsible for the management of the FTSE100 gambling group’s material risks and oversight of its ESG Strategy.
This is Rafiq’s first directorship at a publicly listed company in the past five years, with the appointee having served as the Non-Executive Director of KINS Technology Group since August 2020.
Gary McGann, Fluter Entertainment Group Chair, said: “The Risk and Sustainability Committee strengthens our governance arrangements for oversight of sustainability matters on behalf of the Board, whilst continuing to monitor material risks that impact our reputation.
“Following an international search as part of our on-going Board renewal process, I am delighted to welcome Atif as a Non-Executive Director. He brings an extensive wealth of digital, innovation and technology-led transformation experience to the Board.
“Atif’s appointment is in line with our Board renewal programme having regard to the scale, geographic breadth and growth of the business.”
Prior to joining Flutter, Rafiq’s previous positions have seen him hold ‘leadership roles’ within digital native companies such as Amazon and Yahoo, in addition to working as Global Chief Information Officer of Volvo Cars and Chief Digital Officer for McDonald’s Corporation and serving as President, Customers, Commercial and Growth in MGM Resorts International.
The Non-Executive Director joins Flutter as the company continues to place a heightened focus on CSR and ESG initiatives, having most recently partnered with the Missing People charity whilst also outlining a commitment to industry responsibility and safer gambling across the European sector by joining the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) in September.