Star Entertainment Group, one of the biggest operators of land-based casinos in Australia, has announced that it has recruited two new non-executive directors to complete its board of directors.
The first of the two new appointees is Anne Ward, who formerly held a similar position at Crown Resorts, Star Entertainment’s main rival on the Australian land-based casino market. Ward had joined Crown in January but then had to step down after just six months as The Blackstone Group completed the acquisition of the Australian company.
Anne Ward is a former commercial lawyer and Star Entertainment described her in a company statement as “an experienced director with expertise in business management, strategy, governance, risk and finance and broad industry experience spanning financial services, banking, insurance, technology, healthcare, government, education, tourism and entertainment.” Ward also holds the role of chair at e-commerce group Redbubble Ltd and at Symbio Holdings, a communication software supplier.
Along with Anne Ward, Star Entertainment Group also added David Foster to its board of directors, a former Chief Executive Officer of Suncorp Bank. Moreover, Foster also served as chairman and director of numerous companies in several fields such as financial services, education, government and retail.
At the moment, David Foster is a director at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, and the chairman of G8 Education, the largest childcare and early education operator listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.