Chad Barton, BBus, CA
Group Chief Financial Officer, The Star Entertainment Group
Chad Barton is Group Chief Financial Officer at The Star Entertainment Group Limited (ASX: SGR) with extensive experience at a senior executive levels in listed and global corporates. His responsibilities include finance, tax, treasury, credit, investor relations, procurement and the company-wide efficiency program.
Chad was the Executive Sponsor of the Women@The Star diversity initiative that was the genesis for the development of Women in Gaming Australasia.
He is a Director of NeuRA Foundation, a research institute focussed on searching for a cure for a number mental health illnesses.
A Chartered Accountant, Chad previously served as CFO of Salmat Limited, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Australia and New Zealand business and Commercial Director at telecommunications company SingTel Optus. Chad lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.
General Manager, SKYCITY Hamilton
Michelle has more than 24 years’ experience in the casino and hospitality industries in New Zealand, and has held various senior managerial roles within SKYCITY Entertainment Group predominantly in casino operations, but also in hotel operations and project management positions.
Michelle was appointed General Manager SKYCITY Queenstown in May 2008 and was responsible for successfully incorporating the SKYCITY Wharf Casino business into the existing SKYCITY Queenstown Casino business in July 2013. Michelle relocated to Hamilton in April 2014 to take up the position of General Manager SKYCITY Hamilton and has overseen a number of positive changes to the Hamilton business achieving strong financial growth.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Canterbury. She was a Board member of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce from 2012 – 2013 and was on the Executive Committee of the Hamilton Central Business Association from 2015 – 2016. Michelle is currently a Trustee of the SKYCITY Hamilton Community Trust and joined the Board of Women in Gaming Australasia in November 2018.
Executive General Manager – Human Resources, Crown Resorts
Alicia’s extensive background in Human Resources spans over 20 years to include work in both the public and private sector and has also served as a Commissioned Officer with the Australian Army. Currently, Alicia is also a Board Member of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board and the Crown College Institute of Higher Education.
In 2014, Alicia was awarded Executive of the Year at the CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards and in 2015, she received the prestigious Industry Pride Award at the annual International Women of Gaming Awards.
Alicia’s qualifications include a Master of Business Administration from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.
General Manager Group Sustainability, Aristocrat
Jenny Hatton-Mahon is the General Manager Group Sustainability at Aristocrat. In this role, she is responsible for Aristocrat’s global CSR/Sustainability strategy and championing organisational culture. During her 10 years tenure at Aristocrat, Jenny has also held the position of Deputy General Counsel with a focus on commercial legal practice, team development and enterprise leadership.
Prior to commencing with Aristocrat, Jenny worked for Gilbert + Tobin law firm and has also worked overseas in a number of legal roles. In her spare time, Jenny runs a not-for-profit with her teenage sons supporting Australian Indigenous literacy programs, education and traditional storytelling.
Chief Human Resources Officer, The Star Entertainment Group
Kim Lee commenced at The Star Entertainment Group in 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.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Aristocrat
Christie is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Aristocrat, responsible for leading the Global HR team and supporting key cultural, engagement and leadership initiatives across the organisation. Christie is a highly experienced HR professional, having led HR teams across a range of industries including publishing, transport and logistics. Christie joined Aristocrat as HR Manager for the Australian Studios in 2011, before stepping into the role of General Manager HR, Global Product, Supply and Technology. Most recently, Christie held the role of General Manager, CEO Office supporting Jamie Odell and the executive leadership team.
Charlotte joined the Aristocrat team in 2017 as an Internal Audit and Risk Analyst. Charlotte is an active member of the Australian Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) council, working closely with the Global team to implement and spearhead key D&I initiatives. Like Women in Gaming Australasia, her role on the Council is work to support and encourage women in the gaming industry, something she’s very passionate about. Charlotte is a Chartered Accountant with 5 years auditing experience with KPMG. She is also Lean Six Sigma Accredited from the University of Cardiff and gained a Biological Sciences degree from the University of Brighton.