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Sportsbet Appoints Michael Foster as New Chief Information Officer

Sportsbet, a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment, announced on Thursday that Michael Foster has been appointed as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Foster is no stranger to Sportsbet, having previously served as the general manager of enterprise technology and general manager for customer experience delivery. His extensive experience within the company, spanning over seven years, is expected to make his transition into the new role smooth and effective.

Expressing his enthusiasm on LinkedIn, Foster highlighted the positive impact his journey with Sportsbet has had on him both personally and professionally.

"I’m super excited, thrilled, and privileged to continue my career journey at Sportsbet, now as the CIO. Sportsbet is an incredible organization to be a part of, and 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," he stated.

Sportsbet also expressed their confidence in Foster's appointment through their social media channels. "We are pleased to announce that Michael Foster has taken on the role of Chief Information Officer for Sportsbet. Michael is no stranger to our business, having been with us since 2016 in several senior Technology leadership roles. Most recently, Michael was our General Manager of Customer Experience Delivery, leading the Technology teams that bring to life our incredible Sportsbet products and customer experiences."

Michael Foster’s Career Path: From Programmer to CIO

Foster holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science and Computer Software Engineering from RMIT University. His career began in early 2002 as a programmer, and by 2005, he joined Infosys as a development lead. He then moved to Sensis Classfields, where he served in various roles, including IT Development and Support Manager, IT Manager, Programs and Operations Manager, Group Manager-IT Operations, and Group Manager-Business Enablement Technology & Services.

With over 20 years of experience in Technology roles across various industries, Foster is well-equipped to thrive in his new position. His technical leadership and deep understanding of Sportsbet’s operations make him an ideal fit for the CIO role.

Foster acknowledged his mentors and expressed his readiness to meet customer needs with innovation and dedication.

"Our Technology team has a 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 for even greater heights."

He also took the opportunity to thank Simon Noonan for his mentorship and support, which has been pivotal in his career development.

"It would be remiss of me not to recognize and thank Simon Noonan for his coaching, mentorship, advice, and overall support of both my career and the broader Technology team. Simon has been pivotal to providing me the pathway to this career change, and I can’t thank him enough. All the best over at MYOB Big Noons," Foster concluded.

In his new role, Foster is expected to bring his extensive technical expertise and leadership to enhance Sportsbet’s technology capabilities, ensuring the company continues to deliver top-notch customer experiences and innovative products.


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