The Star Sydney CEO Scott Wharton calls it quits after eight months

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The Star Sydney CEO Scott Wharton has quit after only eight months in the role, which saw him overhaul the company’s governance and culture following an investigation into allegations of money laundering.

“I want to thank Scott for his valuable contribution, particularly in respect of our remediation actions,” said The Star Entertainment Group (SEG) CEO Robbie Cooke.

“We are committed to winning back trust and confidence from the community and the work Scott has led since his appointment last July has laid incredibly important foundations.”

Wharton will join employee management services corporation Smartgroup as CEO and managing director in July.

“It has been hugely rewarding to contribute alongside so many committed, hard-working leaders and team members,” Wharton said.

The Star Sydney reported a $1 billion loss for the first half of this financial year, after its casino license was suspended and SEG was fined $100 million.