XLMedia has appointed a new C-suite executive, a former Flutter executive, to serve as Chief People and Operations Officer.
Karen Tyrrell has joined XLMedia from Flutter UK&I, where she most recently served as interim Chief People Officer (CPO).
Her most recent appointment extends a nearly 15-year career in gaming in which she has held numerous senior leadership positions.
Tyrrell was the Managing Director Transformation at Sky Betting & Gaming before taking on the role of CPO at Flutter UK&I.
She held various positions there, including Managing Director, People & Culture, Director of Enterprise Services, and Transition Director, among others.
Tyrrell also has a long history in the hospitality industry, having worked for Hilton Worldwide for over seven years.
“I am delighted to join the team and look forward to working with everyone at XLMedia,” she said of her latest move.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of guiding businesses through periods of tremendous growth and industry evolution, and I look forward to bringing that experience to the group.”
This comes just a few months after XLMedia named ex-BBC Worldwide finance chief David King CEO, succeeding Stuart Simms on July 1. Tyrrell was welcomed to XLMedia by King, who described her experience as a “critical part” of the company’s growth plans.
“We are thrilled to welcome Karen to XLMedia, and we believe her experience working with high-performing teams will be critical in supporting our next phase of growth,” he said.