General Manager of Odyssey Gaming

Mark is leading Odyssey Gaming into a new phase of growth through his innovative and entrepreneurial management approach. Mark has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive and consultant in the Gaming and Hospitality industries. During this time, he was the founding Director of Industry Data Online (IDOL), the leading provider of benchmarking in the Australian club industry, DIY Car Hire, an online car hire business that successfully adopts the ‘Do-It-Yourself and Save’ philosophy and CMP Marketing Services, a boutique consultancy specializing in the provision of market research, strategic marketing and planning. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (UQ) and an MBA (QUT).

Peter Drewes

General Manager COPE Sensitive Freight

Mike Davey

Network Gaming, General Manager

As the General Manager of Network Gaming, Mike Davey is responsible for the delivery of Gaming and Keno services to 167 venues throughout Tasmania.

Mike joined Federal Group in 2003 as the Finance Manager for Wrest Point. He was appointed the General Manager of Wrest Point in 2006. He has held the role of General Manager of Network Gaming since 2014.

Prior to working at Federal Group, Mike worked in senior finance roles with FMCG companies in Hobart and Sydney. He held the role of Financial Controller for Coca-Cola Amatil, the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also worked with National Dairies in their milk divisions and with Clorox, an American manufacturer that produces various iconic household consumer brands including Glad and Chux.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania. He is also a certified practicing accountant and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His personal interests include motorsports, water sports, golf, cycling and travel.

Martin Kelly

General Manager, Vantage Hotel Group

General Manager of Tourism

As the General Manager of the Federal Group Tourism business unit, Matt Casey is responsible for the Federal Group luxury properties, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Saffire Freycinet and the supporting corporate departments of marketing, human resources and finance.

Matt joined Federal Group in 2008 as the General Manager of The Henry Jones Art Hotel. In a career of over 20 years in hospitality, he has worked as the Chief Concierge at Sheraton Hotels in Tasmania and Duty Manager at the Westminster Hotel in London. In 2009 he left Henry Jones to become the General Manager of Saffire to assist in the creation of Federal Group’s brand new luxury development on the East Coast of Tasmania.

During his 3.5 year period at Saffire the property received countless accolades and became firmly established as one of the world’s best luxury tourism properties. Matt’s desire to create unique and memorable experiences for guests is infectious and creates a thriving working environment for his team. He relocated back to Hobart to take on the role of Sales and Marketing Manager for the Tourism properties and was appointed into his current role as General Manager of Tourism in 2014.

Matt has completed a Hotel Management Program at Drysdale College and is a member of the Australian Marketing Institute.

He represents Federal Group on the board of directors of Luxury Lodges of Australia.

Matt’s personal interests include surfing, running, riding and fine dining.

Ross Hannah

General Manager, Country Club Tasmania

As the General Manager of Country Club, Ross Hannah is responsible for the operational management and performance of Country Club Tasmania.

Ross joined Federal Group in February 2017 as the food and beverage manager of Country Club before taking on the role of General Manager in July 2018. With a background in hospitality and the culinary arts spanning over 20 years, Ross has worked across casinos in Auckland and Adelaide with Skycity

Entertainment Group and numerous Hotels throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

Ross’ recent positions include food and beverage manager at the Adelaide Casino and Hospitality Operations manager at the Adelaide Oval Ross also holds a Diploma of Business Management from Massey University.

Ross’ personal interests include time with family, sports and guitar.

General Manager of Wrest Point

As the General Manager of Wrest Point Casino, Andrew is responsible for the operational management and performance of the property.

Andrew joined Federal Group in April 2008 as Food and Beverage Manager before taking on the role of Hotel Manager in 2013. Prior to joining Wrest Point, Andrew held the roles of Director of Food and Beverage for Sofitel Brisbane and Events Manager at RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.  Andrew also spent over four years working in several exclusive five star hotels in London honing his hospitality skills.

Andrews’ interests include time with family, tennis, golf, bush walking and surfing.

Colin Dewhurst

Executive General Manager Corporate Finance and Company Secretary

As Executive General Manager Corporate Finance and Company Secretary at Federal Group, Colin Dewhurst is responsible for compliance with and discharge of all matters of administration relating to companies within the Group.

Colin joined Federal Group in 2003 as a Finance Manager within Corporate Finance after working in various compliance and assurance based roles within Garrisons Financial Planning and KPMG Hobart.

After working in a number of finance related positions within the Federal Group he was appointed Company Secretary of Federal Group in 2014.

Colin was locally educated and holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Tasmania.

Colin is a Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Colin’s personal interests include triathlons and spending time with his family and friends.

Daniel Hanna

Executive General Manager Corporate and Regulatory Affairs

As the Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs at Federal Group, Daniel Hanna is responsible for government relations, media,
regulatory affairs, stakeholder management and external communications.

Prior to joining Federal Group in 2011, Daniel was the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) for three and a half years. TICT are an industry association representing the interests of tourism operators. From 2003 to 2007, he was employed as the General Manager of the Australian Hotels Association in Tasmania.

From 1991 to 2003, Daniel worked with the Commonwealth Government. Largely based in Canberra, he held senior
positions within the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and the Department of Finance.  Prior to returning to Tasmania, he was a Director within the Budget Group of the Department of Finance in Canberra.

Daniel holds an Honours Degree in Political Science from the Australian National University and will soon complete a PhD in Political Science at the University of Tasmania.

His interests include football, golf, wine and cooking.

Director of Finance

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