The former Sun journalist was appointed to a reputation role

The former Sun journalist was appointed to a reputation role

He served as senior director and head of strategic media at the BCW Global communications agency for almost three years.

Prior to this, he was deputy political editor at The Sun and also business editor at the newspaper from October 2008 and June 2013).

He was consumer affairs editor for The Daily Telegraph between his spells with The Sun and The Sun. He was deputy business editor at the Daily Mirror and was retail correspondent for the Times.

“Flutter operates some of the world’s most popular sports betting and gaming brands, including Betfair, Paddy Power and SkyBet, and is committed to leading the way in player protection and safer gambling; I can’t wait to get started,” he said.

Last week it was announced that the chief executive of the UK and Ireland business had resigned for a planned career break.

Ian Brown, the former Booking.com division CEO, will become Grant’s replacement before the end of the year.

Summary:

UK-based sports betting and gaming company Flutter has appointed former deputy political editor at The Sun and business editor at The Daily Telegraph, Chris Hawkes, as its new UK and Ireland CEO. Hawkes will join Flutter from the BCW Global communications agency, where he served as senior director and head of strategic media for almost three years.