Flutter Entertainment Plc has confirmed the appointment of Fiona Thorne as new Group Corporate Affairs Director.
An expert in corporate communications, agency and stakeholder management for mass-market enterprises, Thorne was the former Director of Corporate Affairs for Gala Coral (2014-2016) prior to its merger with Ladbrokes and subsequent takeover by GVC Holdings.
Thorne joins Flutter’s executive leadership team from New York-based global management consultancy and CEO advisory Teneo, where she held the role of Senior Managing Director from 2017 to 2019.
Further industry experience has seen Thorne serve as a senior advisor for gambling independent watchdog and standards association The Senet Group.
Thorne will lead corporate communications for Flutter Plc, as the FTSE betting group begins a regulatory journey to merge with Toronto TSX rival The Stars Group Inc, seeking to form a new estimated $12 billion enterprise leading all global gambling disciplines.
Flutter Entertainment Group CEO Peter Jackson said: “It has never been more important for our business to listen and engage with our peers, our critics and all stakeholders to ensure we participate fully in the conversation about our role as a responsible gambling operator.
“We are delighted that Fi has joined us to bring her considerable knowledge and expertise to this work.”