The Star Sydney achieves gender parity in management team

Two recent appointments to the Star Sydney management team have helped the hotel achieve its goal of equal gender representation in all of its management, the company said.

The six-person committee now includes three men and three women following the appointments of Christina Lambert and Sandra Thefs respectively to the positions of Director of Hotels and General Director of Table Games. The company says it has now met its goal of 45% women and 45% men across its entire management team, allowing the remaining 10% to maintain flexible space for non-binary gender identities.

Lambert joined The Star Sydney in early 2019 as Director of Hotels and quickly took on the additional responsibility of overseeing the overall guest experience in her role. At the heart of the establishment that won its Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award, Lambert is currently designing and implementing a program that ensures that a consistent level of service is provided across all of the establishment’s locations and businesses.

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“I have had the pleasure of leading the Star Sydney hotel team for the past two years and am delighted to expand my role to the guest experience across the property,” said Lambert.

“It is important for me to see a balanced representation of gender in our teams, and I am grateful to be a part of it and to ensure that this is reflected at all levels of The Star’s operations. “

Thefs is a game industry veteran, having joined The Star Entertainment Limited in 1995, first as a reseller at Treasury Brisbane, then moved to Sydney for the launch of “Star City” as it was then called. in 1997.

“Throughout my time with The Star, I have always been supported in my ambitions to advance my career by my peers and managers,” said Thefs.

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“They instilled in me the confidence I needed and encouraged me to seize opportunities that I might not have seized otherwise.”

Star Sydney COO Damian Quayle said the achievement was the result of a focused effort in a talent acquisition and recruitment pipeline built around a culture of inclusiveness and diversity in his working environment.

“I’m incredibly proud to say that my leadership team reflects a more balanced representation of gender, our workforce, our community and the millions of guests we welcome each year,” said Quayle.

“I truly believe that equal representation leads to better teamwork, a broader base of experience to build on and, ultimately, better performance. “

Christina Lambert and Sandra Thefs join Samantha Apps in the management team, who joined in 2017 as the group’s chief purchasing officer.

Peter M. Doran