The Star Sydney announces new CEO to bring entire operation into a new age

Edited by Travel Weekly

    The Star Sydney has appointed Janelle Campbell as its new CEO bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the casino industry to the position.

    Campbell has previously worked as financial controller at Conrad Treasury,  executive director of finance for Conrad Jupiters and Treasury Casinos Queensland and senior vice president of finances for Melco Resorts & Entertainment in Macau. 

    Her appointment completes the recruitment of CEOs for The Star’s tourism and entertainment destinations in Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Together with Jessica Mellor (CEO Gold Coast) and Daniel Finch (CEO Brisbane), Ms Campbell will report to the Group CEO and Managing Director, Robbie Cooke. 

    “I’m delighted to welcome Janelle to the team as part of our organisational restructure,” Cooke, said.

    “Janelle is a highly regarded, very experienced and extremely talented senior casino executive.

    “Janelle has strong leadership skills, with experience in overseeing large-scale operations managing teams of up to 1,200 and a great track record in developing and implementing strategic business plans.

    “During her time at Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Janelle oversaw the finance, supply chain and AML functions among other responsibilities.

    “I look forward to working with Janelle on our ongoing transformation program at The Star Sydney as we pursue our No.1 objective of returning our Sydney casino to suitability.

    Star Sydney. (iStock/kokkai)

    “I am excited to be joining The Star at a pivotal moment in the company’s history and to help shape the future for a venue that has been an iconic Sydney destination for almost 30 years,” incoming CEO, The Star Sydney, Janelle Campbell, said.

    “I am clear on the strategic priorities, including the urgent focus on ensuring our remediation actions drive a return to suitability and the removal of the existing licence suspension.

    “In parallel we need to ensure that building the trust and confidence of our regulators, guests, team members, other stakeholders and the broader community is always front of mind while building a culture of high-performance excellence.

    “We want to be known for delivering world-class experiences and I’m looking forward to The Star Sydney shaping a successful future of sustainable long-term growth.”

    The appointment is currently awaiting all necessary regulatory approvals.

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