However, this was pending a number of regulatory approvals, which have now officially been ratified.
Hogg became acting chief executive after O’Neill stepped down before he was due to give evidence in the review.
Cooke’s appointment was authorised by chairman Ben Heap.
Turbulent year for The Star
The Star’s turbulent year has involved a number of investigations and concerning findings. The investigation into The Star’s casino in Sydney resulted in it being classed as unsuitable to hold a licence in New South Wales. This led to the operator being issued with a AU$100m penalty and an indefinite licence suspension last month.
Today (18 November) The Star also announced that Anne Ward would be appointed as non-executive director, beginning today.
Ward’s appointment was proposed on 15 August, but has just now received the necessary approvals.