Michael Issenberg, chairman of Tourism Australia, has joined the board of Australia’s Star Entertainment Group as a non-executive director, pending regulatory approval.
Issenberg has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry. He is the former CEO of Mirvac Hotels, and has previously worked with Westin Hotels and Resorts, Laventhol & Horwath, and Horwath & Horwath Services in San Francisco and Sydney.
He was appointed chairman of Tourism Australia in October 2021.
“Michael has impeccable credentials and extensive experience across the hotel industry,” said Star Chairman John O’Neill.
“His appointment provides a valuable and complementary addition to the Board as The Star continues developing and transforming our world-class properties.”
Issenberg added, “I am pleased to be joining the Star Entertainment Group at such an exciting time in the company’s development growth trajectory and as the tourism industry begins its recovery from the pandemic. I look forward to utilizing my extensive industry experience to complement the current diverse board.”