Echo Entertainment has welcomed industry key player Greg Hawkins to the role of Managing Director at their flagship Sydney property, The Star.
The Star announced the appointment of Mr Hawkins in April this year and he formally commenced his duties 1 September.
With over 20 years industry experience Mr Hawkins will provide invaluable management expertise across gaming and entertainment in his leadership of The Star. Mr Hawkins brings to his new post a wealth of knowledge garnered across a variety of local and international properties, including five years spent in senior leadership positions in Asian gaming strong hold Macau, as President of City of Dreams and CEO of Altira.
Joining the team from his most recent role as CEO, Crown Melbourne, Mr Hawkins will be charged with continuing to build the business and further enhance the reputation of the property as a key tourism asset for Sydney.
Mr Hawkins is enthusiastic about joining The Echo Entertainment Group to lead the team at The Star.
“It is a great time to be coming on board at The Star and I’m delighted to be leading a wonderful team during this important phase for the property. The business has had very good momentum of late and I’m excited by the opportunity to build upon this platform. Further bolstering the entertainment and dining offering for all of our local guests, and strategically capitalising on Asia’s booming VIP and premium mass markets, will be key areas of focus.”
“Our business is accessible by all of the Sydney and domestic customer markets, not just high roller players. This is a really important philosophy for us moving forward. We want to make everyone welcome and offer an experience that exceeds expectations for all.”
CEO of Echo Entertainment, Matt Bekier, is delighted to welcome Mr Hawkins to the Echo Entertainment Group as Managing Director of The Star.
“We are privileged to welcome Mr Hawkins to The Star in the role of Managing Director.
“With vast industry experience, both in Australia and abroad, Mr Hawkins will prove to be an invaluable asset to our team as we respond to the growing demand for unique entertainment experiences in Sydney and maintain the position as the leading casino operator in New South Wales.”
Mr Hawkins commenced as Managing Director on 1 September and will be based at The Star.