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Flutter’s Sportsbet appoints Foster as new chief information officer

| By Robert Fletcher
Flutter Entertainment-owned Sportsbet has announced the appointment of Michael Foster as its new chief information officer (CIO).
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Foster takes on the new CIO role having worked at Sportsbet for seven and a half years. His previous roles include general manager of enterprise technology and general manager for customer experience delivery.

Prior to joining Australia-facing Sportsbet, Foster worked at advertising services provider Sensis. Here, he served in a number of management roles including group manager for IT operations.

Foster also spent time working within the Sensis Classifieds business, leading the classifieds online systems as IT manager. In addition, he had a spell at digital services and consulting business Infosys.

Foster “privileged” to take on CIO role

Speaking in a LinkedIn post about his appointment, Foster says he is “excited, thrilled and privileged” to take on the new position at Sportsbet.

“Sportsbet is an incredible organisation to be a part of,” Foster said. “The last seven years have been incredibly rewarding both personally and professionally. To now have the opportunity to lead our technology capability is honestly a dream come true. 

“Our technology team has fantastic track record of combining tech innovation with customer needs, creating incredible products and experiences. I look forward with energy and excitement to supporting and helping the team continue to achieve these outcomes and strive to even further heights.”

Sportsbet added: “Michael is no stranger to our business, having been with us since 2016 in a number of senior technology leadership roles.

“With over 20 years in technology roles across several industries, Michael brings extensive technical leadership experience to the CIO role. We’re excited to welcome him to our leadership team.”

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