Details of the Directors of The Star Entertainment Group Limited, including their qualifications, skills and experience, are set out below. The Board of Directors Terms of Reference specifies the responsibilities and functions which the Board has reserved to itself or which may be delegated to one of its Committees.
Debbie Page (Chairman)
Michael Issenberg (Chairman)
Risk and Compliance Committee
David Foster (Chairman)
Safer Gambling, Governance and Ethics Committee
Anne Ward (Chairman)
Chairman and Independent, Non-Executive Director
David was appointed to the Board on 15 December 2022 and commenced as Chairman on 31 March 2023.
An experienced chairman and non-executive director, David has served on boards across a diverse range of industries including financial services, retail, government, education and professional services.
He is currently a Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited.
David is the former Chairman of Motorcycle Holdings Limited and the Regional Investment Corporation and was previously a Board member of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia and a Non-Executive Director of Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation.
David forged a career of more than 25 years in the financial services sector, including over five years as Chief Executive Officer of Suncorp Bank where he had responsibility for navigating the Bank through the global financial crisis and delivering a significant turnaround and restructuring of the Bank. He retired as CEO at the end of 2013.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Robbie commenced as Chief Executive Officer on 17 October 2022 and was appointed Managing Director on 18 November 2022.
Robbie has led three ASX listed companies in a business career spanning more than 30 years. He has traversed scale-ups, listings and significant M&A actions in technology enabled businesses delivering significant shareholder value.
He had an 11-year executive career in lotteries, race wagering and sports betting at Tatts Group Limited and a predecessor company, UNiTAB Limited, including five years as CEO and Managing Director.
He also ran Australia’s leading online travel company Wotif.com Limited for seven years, taking the business through scaleup from start-up mode, achieving a circa fivefold increase in profits and a successful IPO in 2006.
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Michael was appointed to the Board on 11 July 2022.
Michael is an experienced executive and non-executive director with over 40 years’ experience in the hotel industry.
Michael is currently Chairman of Tourism Australia, and a non-executive director of various Toga Hotel companies. He is a Lifetime Member of Tourism & Transport Forum Australia and the Cornell Hotel Society.
Michael was formerly the Chairman of Reef Corporate Services Limited, the Responsible Entity of Reef Casino Trust.
Prior to that, he held various executive roles with AccorHotels for 25 years, most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AccorHotels Asia Pacific.
He previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer of Mirvac Hotels, following a successful career at Westin Hotels and Resorts, Laventhol & Horwath, and Horwath & Horwath Services Pty Limited in San Francisco and Sydney.
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Debbie was appointed to the Board on 13 March 2023.
Debbie is an experienced company director and chair with broad industry experience spanning various ASX listed, private, public sector and regulated entities including in the property, utilities, insurance, technology, renewables and funds management sectors.
Debbie is a Non-Executive Director of Brickworks Limited, Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited, and Magellan Financial Group Limited.
She was previously Chairman of Pendal Group Limited and Investa Listed Funds Management Limited (the responsible entity of ASX Listed Investa Office Fund), and a Non-Executive Director of Service Stream Limited, GBST Holdings Limited, Australian Renewable Fuels Limited and Investa Property Group. She was also formerly Non-Executive Director of The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited and Commonwealth Insurance Limited.
Debbie is a Chartered Accountant with dual audit partner and CFO experience during her executive career, and she brings extensive Board and Audit Committee Chair experience as well as corporate finance, accounting, audit, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, insurance and joint venture arrangements.
She has been a professional director since 2001 and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Sydney. In 2006, she received an Order of Australia for services to public health, business and the accounting profession and she is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Anne was appointed to the Board on 18 November 2022.
Anne is an experienced company 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.
Anne also has considerable experience in complex governance, transformation and risk management across highly regulated sectors, including casinos.
Ms Ward is currently Chair of ASX-listed ecommerce group Redbubble Ltd and communication software provider Symbio Holdings Ltd and a director of Brain Australia Limited and Foundation for Imaging Research Pty Ltd.
Ms Ward was formerly Chairman of Colonial First State Investments Ltd, Qantas Superannuation Ltd and Zoos Victoria, and a director of Crown Resorts Limited, MYOB Group Ltd and Flexigroup Ltd. She was previously a Council Member at RMIT University for several years, where she contributed to an uplift in governance for the university sector in Australia.
Prior to her career as a professional director, Anne was a commercial lawyer for 28 years and was General Counsel for Australia at the National Australia Bank and a partner at Minter Ellison in Melbourne.
(appointment subject to receipt of regulatory approvals)
Peter is an experienced director with extensive global financial services experience and a strong business track record. He is a strategic thinker with in-depth experience in large complex companies.
Peter is currently Chairman of ASX-listed Judo Bank and the Centre of Evidence and Implementation, and a director of Planum Partners. He is a member of the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College Investment Management Committee and a member of the advisory board of Drummond Capital Partners.
Peter previously held senior executive roles in Australian and global financial institutions including Chief Risk Officer and Group Managing Director Institutional at ANZ, and was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Myer Family Investments.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Toni was appointed to the Board on 17 October 2023.
Toni is an experienced executive with more than 15 years’ corporate finance and strategic advisory experience, and 13 years’ experience in audit at Board-level.
Toni brings a strategic commercial focus and experience in regulated industries including financial services and education, as well as strong financial acumen, and diverse enterprise risk and capital projects experience.
Toni is currently a Non-Executive Director of G8 Education Limited, CS Energy (a Queensland Government energy company), and significant private companies including Millovate Pty Ltd (a beneficial enterprise established to manage development of a major precinct in the Moreton Bay Priority Development Area) and Habitat Early Learning.
She was previously Non-Executive Director of South Bank Corporation (the development and management authority for Brisbane’s South Bank precinct), Devcorp, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and Triathlon Queensland.
Prior to embarking on her Board career, Toni had an executive career, holding senior roles with JBWere, Goldman Sachs JBWere, and National Australia Bank.
The Star Entertainment Group announced on 5 April 2016 share sale facilities that provided eligible small shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares without incurring any brokerage or handling costs.
Participation in the separate share sale facilities were open to eligible shareholders whose registered address was in Australia or New Zealand as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 29 March 2016 (Record Date) and who were:
On 5 April 2016, eligible shareholders were sent a letter together with a Share Retention Form (for the Small Holding Sale Facility) or a Sale Instruction Form (for the Voluntary Share Sale Facility), and Terms and Conditions for the relevant share sale facility.
Both share sale facilities closed at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on 17 May 2016 (Closing Date).
All participants who had their SGR shares sold under either the Small Holding Sale Facility or the Voluntary Share Sale Facility received the same average price of $5.51 per share, which was calculated by dividing the total proceeds from the sale of all SGR shares sold under the facilities by the total number of SGR shares sold under the facilities.
Payment of the sale proceeds were made to participating shareholders on 27 May 2016 in accordance with their payment instructions as recorded on the share register.
Small Holding Sale Facility
The Small Holding Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with The Star Entertainment Group’s Constitution and the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules that enables all listed companies to sell shareholdings valued at less than $500 (Unmarketable Parcel).
Based on a share price of $5.68, being the closing price of The Star Entertainment Group (SGR) shares on the Australian Securities Exchange on the Record Date, an Unmarketable Parcel was any holding of 88 shares or less.
Eligible shareholders who wished to retain their Unmarketable Parcel were required to return a Share Retention Form to the share registry by the Closing Date.
Small Holding Facility Key Dates:
Voluntary Share Sale Facility
The Voluntary Share Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with Class Order CO 08/10 issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Eligible shareholders who wished to sell their shares under the Voluntary Share Sale Facility were required to return a Sale Instruction Form by the Closing Date.
Voluntary Holding Facility Key Dates:
For full details of the Small Holding Sale Facility and the Voluntary Share Sale Facility, please see the ASX Announcement dated 5 April 2016 in the News section of our website.
The demerger of The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group Limited) from Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) was implemented on 15 June 2011 by way of Scheme of Arrangement pursuant to the Tabcorp Scheme Booklet dated 15 April 2011 (Demerger).
As part of the Demerger, Tabcorp sought a ruling from the Australian Taxation Office on the taxation implications for shareholders. On 29 June 2011, the Australian Taxation Office issued Class Ruling CR 2011/66, in accordance with the application made by Tabcorp. A copy of the Class Ruling CR 2011/66 can be viewed here.
A Tax Calculator is provided below to assist shareholders in calculating the Australian capital gains tax cost base allocation for Tabcorp shares and The Star Entertainment Group shares. The Tax Calculator is a general guide only and does not constitute tax advice. Shareholders should seek advice from an appropriate professional adviser on the tax implications of the Demerger based on their own individual circumstances.