The Star Sydney appoints Melinda Madigan as General Manager – Marketing and Entertainment

Published on 11 December 2015

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The Star Sydney has announced the appointment of Melinda Madigan to the role of General Manager – Marketing and Entertainment, commencing 11 January 2016.

Ms Madigan will oversee all marketing, communications and entertainment initiatives across the integrated resort, and will work alongside The Star Sydney’s Senior Management Team to achieve the property’s growth, brand and guest experience objectives.

Well positioned to lead the property’s marketing and entertainment divisions, Ms Madigan brings more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, media, public relations, sales, sponsorship and membership programs in domestic and international markets. She has held senior leadership positions at a number of iconic entertainment brands and venues, most recently at ANZ Stadium and previously at Crown Melbourne and the Australian Turf Club.

Greg Hawkins, Managing Director, The Star Sydney is delighted to announce this new appointment.

“We are very pleased to welcome Melinda to The Star Sydney as General Manager – Marketing and Entertainment in 2016. This role is pivotal to affirming our vision to ensure The Star Sydney is positioned as a leading integrated resort in Australia,” said Mr Hawkins.

Ms Madigan is eager to drive the marketing and entertainment initiatives across the property.

“I am looking forward to being a part of The Star Sydney’s team and working alongside some of Australia’s leading tourism and hospitality professionals. The Star offers so much to Sydneysiders, domestic and international tourists, including a world-class casino, five star accommodation, the impressive Event Centre and over 20 bars and restaurants – I am excited to have the opportunity to drive the strategy that will continue to propel The Star forward as Sydney’s leading events and entertainment destination,” said Ms Madigan.

Ms Madigan will commence at The Star Sydney on 11 January 2016 pending regulatory approval.

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Interviews with Melinda Madigan are available on request via the media contacts listed below.

For media enquiries please contact:

Elle Stewart, Senior Account Coordinator, Zadro
P: +61 2 9212 7867 |

Laura Valentine, Account Manager, Zadro
P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 4 06 285 077 |


1. Melinda Madigan, General Manager – Marketing and Entertainment, The Star Sydney

About The Star Sydney
The Star is Sydney’s premium entertainment destination. The Star offers award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 13-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee. The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 400 events since opening in January 2013, including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Sony Foundation, Starlight Foundation and Thomas Kelly Foundation and international talent such as Coldplay, One Direction, Ricky Martin, Seal, Garbage, One Republic, Olly Murs, Jessica Mauboy and Alicia Keys.

For more information or enquiries, visit The Star or call 1800 700 700.