Date: 26.06.2024

by Mateusz Mazur

Steve McCann Appointed as New CEO of Star Entertainment Group

Star Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Steve McCann as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). McCann, who previously served as CEO at Crown Resorts, steps into his new role with extensive experience and a proven track record in the gaming and hospitality industries.

A Veteran Leader in Gaming and Hospitality

Steve McCann brings over two decades of leadership experience to Star Entertainment. His previous roles include senior executive positions at prominent organizations such as Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group.

At Crown Resorts, McCann demonstrated his ability to navigate complex regulatory environments and drive strategic growth, skills that will be invaluable in his new role at Star Entertainment.

Star Entertainment, which operates integrated resorts in Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast, has faced significant challenges in recent years.

These include regulatory scrutiny, operational disruptions, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the hospitality and tourism sectors. McCann’s appointment signals a renewed focus on addressing these issues and capitalizing on future opportunities.

Vision for the Future

As CEO, Steve McCann has outlined a clear vision for the future of Star Entertainment. He plans to strengthen the organization’s compliance and governance frameworks, while also exploring avenues for sustainable growth and diversification. Key priorities include:

Enhancing Customer Experience: Improving the overall experience for guests to drive loyalty and satisfaction.

Optimizing Operational Efficiency: Streamlining operations to increase efficiency and profitability.

Expanding Beyond Traditional Gaming: Exploring opportunities in complementary sectors such as entertainment, tourism, and real estate to create a more resilient and diversified business model.

McCann has also emphasized the importance of positioning Star Entertainment as a trusted and responsible player in the industry. Strengthening compliance and governance will be crucial to achieving this goal, ensuring that the company operates with the highest standards of integrity and accountability.

While the core casino and hospitality business will remain central to Star Entertainment’s strategy, McCann is keen on exploring new growth avenues. By expanding into related sectors, the company aims to build a more well-rounded business capable of weathering industry fluctuations and sustaining long-term growth.