Australian operator Star Entertainment Group has certainly had a rocky year or so, with suitability inquiries and allegations popping up all over the place—however, the company is trying to right the ship, and has appointed Robbie Cooke as its new CEO, three months after his predecessor Matt Bekier resigned amid the chaos.
The hire is still pending approval from regulators, and the company has not confirmed a start date for Cooke at this time.
Cooke most recently served as the managing director of fintech company Tyro Payments. Before that, he was CEO of lottery operator Tatts Group from 2013 to 2018. Star said Cooke’s experience in finance will be of vital importance for the company, given its ties to money laundering and other financial mishaps.