Matt Bekier was previously Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Company and also previously Chief Financial Officer of Tabcorp Holdings Limited from late 2005 and until the demerger of the Company and its controlled entities in June 2011.
Prior to his role at Tabcorp, Mr Bekier previously held various roles with McKinsey & Company.
Chief Financial Officer
Chad Barton has been Chief Financial Officer since joining Echo Entertainment in June 2014 following extensive experience at a senior finance executive level in listed and global corporates. Prior to commencing at Echo Entertainment, Chad was Chief Financial Officer of Salmat Limited from 2009 to 2014.
A chartered accountant, Chad previously served as CFO for the Australian and New Zealand business of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Commercial Director at telecommunications company SingTel Optus.
In addition to his executive role, Chad is a Non-Executive Director of the Schizophrenia Research Institute.
Managing Director, The Star
Greg Hawkins has more than 21 years’ experience in Australian, Asian and New Zealand gaming markets. Greg commenced as Managing Director of The Star in September 2014.
Prior to commencing with Echo Entertainment, Greg most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Crown Melbourne from 2011 to 2013. Prior to this role, Greg spent five years in Asia, initially as CEO of Altira, Macau and then as President of City of Dreams, Macau.
Having managed both a premium VIP hotel and casino and a large-scale Integrated Resort in Macau, Greg provides valuable insight and experience in the Asian VIP and premium mass market sectors.
Managing Director, Queensland
Geoff Hogg has 21 years of operational casino experience at a senior executive level. Geoff commenced as Managing Director of Treasury Casino & Hotel in May 2008 and since May 2014 has assumed responsibility for all Queensland properties in the role of Managing Director, Queensland. Prior to commencing with Echo Entertainment, Geoff worked with the SKYCITY Entertainment Group for more than 13 years in their New Zealand properties.
Geoff is an active participant in the Queensland business community, in particular, the tourism and entertainment industry. He currently chairs the Treasurer of Casinos and Resorts Australasia and recently appointed as a Director on the Broadbeach Alliance (Gold Coast).
Executive General Manager Group Marketing & Corporate Affairs
Geoff Parmenter has more than 21 years of executive and general management experience across the commercial, sales, media, communications and operations sectors in Australia and internationally.
From 2007 to 2011, Geoff was Chief Executive of Events New South Wales, a state government-owned company responsible for developing the first structured annual events calendar for Sydney and New South Wales. In this role, Geoff delivered more than half a billion new tourism dollars to New South Wales every year and established innovative new signature events for Sydney, including the Vivid Sydney festival and Opera on Sydney Harbour.
Chief Information Officer
Kel Telford has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian technology sector and was appointed Chief Information Officer of Echo Entertainment following the demerger from Tabcorp Holdings Ltd in 2011.
Prior to his appointment with Echo Entertainment, Kel was Chief Information Officer Casinos Division for Tabcorp Holdings Ltd from 2009 to 2011.
Kel is a member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Computer Society.
Group Executive Human Resources
Kim Lee commenced at Echo Entertainment on 12 January 2015, and brings with her more than 18 years’ experience in successful Human Resource roles across sectors in Australia and Internationally.
As a Senior Human Resources Executive, Kim has an extensive track record in public and privately owned FMCG, global packaging, building supplies, consumer aftermarket automotive, and forestry product (Pulp and Paper) markets in Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, most recently serving as Group Human Resources Director of Rank Group Limited from 2006 to 2014.
Kim is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and holds a Bachelor of Biological Science, Microbiology & Biochemistry from Latrobe University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Victoria University.
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Paula Martin has extensive experience in the gaming industry, commencing approximately 11 years ago, first with the casinos division of Tabcorp Holdings Limited and then continuing with Echo Entertainment.
She has a broad commercial law and regulatory background, having first practised with King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jacques) in the telecommunications, information technology and competition law areas.
Paula holds a Diploma in Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.