The Star Entertainment Group has appointed Daniel Finch to lead The Star Brisbane, the centrepiece of the Queen’s Wharf development.
Finch has spent the past nine years as MD of Expedia in Australia and has previously held business events roles overseas and in Australia. He was also the director of sales for Sofitel Brisbane Central over a decade ago.
“Daniel brings exceptional leadership capability to The Star, having developed high performance teams while overseeing Expedia brands and businesses in Australia and New Zealand,” said The Star’s group CEO Robbie Cooke, to whom Finch will report.
He has a reputation and an exceptional background for building team culture through periods of significant organisational change.
“His experience in launching new hotels is also a considerable asset as we prepare to open The Star Brisbane and the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct – a transformative development almost 10 years in the making.”
Fifty per cent owned by The Star, Queen’s Wharf is set to begin a phased opening from August 2024.
“I am elated to be joining The Star Entertainment Group in what I believe is the most important and exciting time in the history of the business,” said Finch.
“The opening of The Star Brisbane in 2024 will be significant not just for this business but for Queensland.
“We are excited to be taking on the responsibility of driving domestic and international tourism by delivering a world-class venue and experiences that locals will be proud to experience all year round.
“Together with the team, it will be my ambition to drive a high-performance culture, ensuring five-star services and experiences for the millions who will visit us each year.”
“A major priority will be to build trust and reputation with guests, patrons, stakeholders and the local community. This will create the foundation that will set The Star up for sustainable long-term growth and success.”
Finch is expected to start with The Star Brisbane next month.