Gaming group Flutter has confirmed the promotion of Amy Howe as CEO of FanDuel after what it described as an “extensive selection process”. She was appointed CEO in an interim capacity in July.
Howe joined FanDuel in February 2021, initially as President, with responsibility for leading the company’s core commercial functions across its sportsbook, casino, racing, and daily fantasy businesses.
Prior to that, she was Global COO of Ticketmaster, the largest division of Live Nation Entertainment where she led the transformation and modernization of the company’s ticketing platform, doubling its growth in gross ticketing value and growing its mobile app customer base by 400%.
Peter Jackson, Flutter CEO commented: “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Amy as our new US CEO. Since joining the business at the start of this year she has done an excellent job of leading our commercial functions and ensuring that we execute well at this critical phase of growth for our business.
“The expansion of the US market represents the single most exciting opportunity for Flutter today. Amy’s track record of leadership and experience in scaling a digital business will be invaluable as we look to grow our leadership position there.”
Howe commented: “I am very pleased to be appointed the CEO of FanDuel at such an exciting time. Since joining the business, I have been very impressed by the quality of our team and the strategic advantages we enjoy in terms of brand reach, product quality and the broad expertise we leverage from being part of the wider Flutter Group.
That said, we must avoid complacency and remain focused on executing on our long-term strategy to build the embedded value of the business. I look forward to working with Peter and the wider team to drive FanDuel’s continued success.”