Matt Bekier, CEO and Managing Director, The Star Entertainment Group

In The Star Entertainment Group's 2020 Annual Report, I addressed the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and added: "I want to take the extend my sincerest gratitude to our committed team members whose efforts in such difficult times have been inspirational." Our workforce is the heartbeat of our business. Their resilience was extraordinary during 2020 after more than 95% of staff had to be temporarily stood down, but as a Board and Management team, we also needed to focus on their physical and mental wellbeing. To ensure our most vulnerable team members were provided with financial support in such unforeseen circumstances was never in doubt.