Flutter repurposes risk committee to include sustainability and ESG

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FanDuel parent Flutter Entertainment plc has announced a repurposing of its existing Risk Committee. With immediate effect it assumes the broader title of Risk and Sustainability Committee with a brief to focus on managing material risks and oversight of Flutter’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy.

In addition, the firm has confirmed the appointment of Atif Rafiq as an independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee. 

Atif is currently Non-Executive Director of KINS Technology Group, Inc, a position he has held since August 2020. He has previously held positions as President, Customers, Commercial and Growth in MGM Resorts International, Chief Digital and Global Chief Information Officer of Volvo Cars and Chief Digital Officer for McDonald’s Corporation. He also held leadership roles at Amazon and Yahoo!.

Group Chair Gary McGann, ringing the changes, noted: “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 program having regard to the scale, geographic breadth and growth of the business.”