Flutter COO to retire after five-and-a-half years of service

Jonathan Hill, who also worked as the operator’s CFO, hails his time with the business as the “pinnacle” of his career
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Flutter Entertainment COO Jonathan Hill will depart the industry giant on 31 March after more than five years of service.

His retirement was confirmed in the group’s 2023 annual report and he took to LinkedIn to convey a farewell message to the business.

Hill originally joined Flutter in October 2018 as CFO before shifting to become COO in March 2023 as part of a planned transition.

A month later, he stepped down as a member of Flutter’s board of directors at its AGM.

Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson was drafted in as the firm’s finance chief after joining from InterContinental Hotels Group.

Prior to joining Flutter, Hill worked at British Gas, travel company Tui, Bovis Homes Group and insurance company Saga.

Reflecting his time with Flutter on LinkedIn, Hill described his spell with the Dublin-headquartered operator as the “pinnacle” of his career.

“After five-and-a-half fantastic years, I am leaving behind both Flutter and executive life. Having worked in seven different organisations, this has certainly been the pinnacle,” he said.

“Not only has the business flourished in this time, the fun and enjoyment that I have had during this time has been immense. And that is wholly due to the fantastic colleagues with whom I have worked. Their dedication, passion, commitment, hard work and determination has been truly amazing and the culture within Flutter has been fantastic.”

Hill also took the opportunity to reflect on Flutter’s gains across responsible gambling metrics and ESG strategy.

“While Flutter’s financial metrics have been strong, it is the work that the company has undertaken on the Positive Impact Plan which has set Flutter apart,” he said.

“We care deeply about our customers and through our ‘Play Well’ initiatives, we have been a true leader in the industry on safer gambling. 

“I am also immensely proud of the inclusive culture that I believe we have created under our ‘Work Better’ initiatives. We have also really stepped up the work to give back to the communities in which we operate, as part of our Do More pillar.”

Flutter has yet to communicate who will replace Hill as COO, with the role having been newly created as part of the transition that brought Edgecliffe-Johnson into the business.

Hill’s departure comes after Flutter reported FY 2023 revenue of $11.8bn as FanDuel continued to be the operator’s jewel in the crown.

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