Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Robbie Cooke joined Tatts Group as CEO in January 2013, returning to the gaming and wagering industry after seven years in the online travel sector.
Between 1999 and 2005, Robbie served as a strategist and general counsel at UNiTAB (formerly TAB Qld), which later merged with Tattersall’s to form the current Tatts Group.
He left UNiTAB to join the Wotif Group in January 2006 as Chief Operating Officer, taking over as CEO in 2007.
During his time at the Wotif Group Robbie managed the company’s float on the Australian Securities Exchange along with the takeover of travel.com.au and acquisition of Asia Web Direct. Profit during this time grew from $16.5m in FY06 to $58m in FY12.
Robbie started his career in the legal profession, with merchant banking and commercial roles at Santos, HSBC, MIM Holdings Limited and Blake Dawson Waldron. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland along with a Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice. Robbie is admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Secretaries Australia.