Ben Heap will retire as chairman of The Star Entertainment Group on March 31 and David Foster, who
joined the board in December 2022, will replace him.
Heap said: “The board has evolved in a timely but measured way over the past 12 months. In addition to our recently appointed managing director and CEO, Robbie Cooke, four experienced non-executive directors have joined the renewed board with an additional director awaiting final regulatory approval.
“I would like to express my appreciation to the board and management for their continued support during my tenure as chairman. I have every confidence The Star will be a powerhouse of the Australian tourism and entertainment sectors for decades to come, employing thousands of people across stunning locations in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.”
Foster said: “Ben has played a pivotal role over what has been a challenging period for The Star. He provided leadership and stability at a critical time, which included overseeing the appointment of our new CEO, renewal of the board and a re-set of the balance sheet.
“These were important and fundamental steps that have now been completed as the company rebuilds towards an exciting new era. I am delighted to assume the role of chairman as we continue with an unwavering focus on earning back the trust of the community.”