The Star Entertainment Group has appointed Zhan Spalding to its senior leadership team. Ms Spalding will be taking up the newly created role of General Manager Surveillance Queensland. Such an announcement truly goes a long way in supporting a commitment to gender equality targets.
Ms Spalding holds more than 30 years’ experience leading surveillance and security operations. This experience includes both national and international gaming venues. She will take on the dual role of overseeing The Star’s two Queensland properties.
The Star Gold Coast’s Jess Mellor says: “We are thrilled to have been successful in attracting Zhan to this new and critical role for the business. Her appointment underpins The Star’s growth and investment in Queensland as well as bolstering our female leadership ranks.”
The Star has currently a target of 45% female and 45% male representation in leadership roles while the remaining 10% recognizes the need to create space for non-binary gender identities.
Zhan Spalding began her gaming career in Prague and has worked all over the world. She worked in countries such as Morocco, Argentina, Venezuela, Romania, England and New Zealand. Currently, she resides in Australia with the promotion of gender equality being a major attractor to the role.
“Throughout my career, there have been many times I was the only woman in surveillance or security international network events team. So, I am passionate about encouraging other women to pursue a career in this industry,” Ms Spalding says.
The Star Entertainment Group Interim CEO and MD, Geoff Hoff adds: “We value diversity of ideas and backgrounds. It is rewarding to see the strides we have made in promoting gender equality are evident in our talent acquisition pipeline.”
Additionally, the group aims to ensure that the best people are recruited for the right roles. They strive to provide everyone with the same opportunities, reduce bias in the hiring process and foster an inclusive workplace.
The Star Entertainment Group is famous for its commitment to promoting gender equality. The group is one of only 12 new Australian businesses to receive a 2022 Workplace Gender Equality Agency award.
Gina is a Senior Content Writer specialising in levelling the playing field when it comes to gender in online gaming. As the baby Chick of the team, she tries to come up with interesting and unique ideas. Loves the idea of writing about women for women. In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with friends and family, and think about bringing down the patriarchy.