Echo appoints former Crown executive to head Sydney casino

    Echo Entertainment has appointed former Crown Resorts executive Greg Hawkins to run its flagship Sydney casino, The Star. The casino is gearing up to face increased competition in the Sydney market, with Crown Resorts’ new casino scheduled to open at Barangaroo in 2019. “Having managed both a premium VIP hotel and casino and a large-scale integrated resort in Macau, Greg also brings experience in the Asian VIP and premium mass market where we see further growth opportunities for Echo,” CEO Matt Bekier said.