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In Episode 29, “The World of Reality Has Its Limits; The World of Imagination is Boundless“, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Star Entertainment Group Ltd, Matt Bekier. Hailing from Saint Gall, Switzerland, Matt came from a family of academics. Initially unsure of which path to follow, he eventually pursued economics and finance, which led to a 15 year international career at McKinsey & Company and continued success with Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, then The Star Entertainment Group Ltd.
Matt presents his thoughts on leadership and the facts. Having worked across an array of countries, he brings a unique perspective on the matter, believing that leadership is not about the “big personality”, it’s the willingness to commit to action and go over the trench with the team.
Although challenges do exist, he is very optimistic about the future of the Australian economy and highlights some home truths. He also shares with us his insights into the opportunities that tourism offers and how, as a nation, we should take advantage of them before it’s too late.
Furthermore, Greg and Matt converse on the significant potential around digital, analytics and artificial intelligence and what this means for the customer. They discuss the evolution of The Star Entertainment Group Ltd, the recent journey and exciting future as well as the macroeconomic and political environment that business face. Importantly throughout the discussion, we are presented with some differing views to conventional wisdom.

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