Robbie Cooke

    Company: Tatts Group

    Robbie Cooke is the managing director and CEO of Tatts Group. Robbie’s management career has traversed the wagering and gaming industries and online travel retailing sectors.Robbie joined the Wotif Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and was promoted to Group CEO and Managing Director in 2007.Prior to that he was Head of Strategy and General Counsel at UNiTAB (now part of Tatts) from 1999 to 2005. He has also held commercial, corporate finance and legal roles at Santos, HSBC James Capel and MIM Holdings Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland together with a Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice. Robbie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Secretaries Australia.

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    Former Tatts chief executive Robbie Cooke is set to join a small business banking and payment services company, local media reports. Cooke is expected to leave Tatts in March following the company’s merger with wagering giant Tabcorp. From there, Cooke will take on the role of chief executive of Tyro, which offers lending and deposit […]

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    Tatts group announces departure of two senior executives

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    Lotteries and wagering company Tatts Group said its net profit for the 2016 financial year fell 7.2 percent to A$233.8 million ($179.7 million), down from A$252 million in 2015. The results came under analyst estimates of A$266 million. Tatts said profits fell following the loss on the sale of UK-based Talarius and the repayment of […]

    Tatts Group unifies lottery division under one brand

    Australian wagering giant Tatts Group is positioning its lotteries division under a unified master brand, named “The Lott,” local media reports. Tatts Lotteries COO Sue van de Merwe said the decision was needed to unify the lottery brands within the community. “While our game brands offer players a high level of trust and integrity with […]

    Tatts Group and Tabcorp merger to remain on ice

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    Australia’s Tatts Group reports 6.2 percent lift in half-year net profits

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    Little public support for in-play betting in Australia, says Tatts Group

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    Tatts Group CEO’s contract extended for further 3 years

    Tatts group chairman Harry Boon announced that the company has agreed to extend the contract of Robbie Cooke, current CEO and managing director, for a further three years. Cooke will be paid a fixed annual remuneration for $2 million per year and be entitled to an ‘at risk’ annual performance incentive up to a maximum […]