Just days after locking in the CEO of its Brisbane operations, Star Entertainment Group has announced former Melco Resorts & Entertainment executive Janelle Campbell as CEO of The Star Sydney, commencing late February.
Campbell joins The Star Gold Coast CEO Jessica Mellor and recently named CEO of Brisbane operations Daniel Finch as the third and final addition to the company’s property leadership team, all reporting to Group CEO Robbie Cooke.
Star has undergone a comprehensive cleanout of its former board and senior executive teams in the wake of damning inquiries into its operations in NSW and Queensland.
“I’m delighted to welcome Janelle to the team as part of our organizational restructure,” said Cooke. “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.”
Campbell’s past experience includes a decade as Director of Finance and Financial Controller at Conrad Treasury in Brisbane from 1994 to 2003, as Executive Director of Finance for Conrad Jupiters and Treasury Casinos Queensland from 2003-2004 to and Senior Vice President Finance for Macau’s Melco Resorts & Entertainment from 2008 to 2018. She has also spent time with a leading hotel company in Australia, Star said.
“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,” 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.”
Campbell is due to start in her new role on 25 February 2024.