Star Group's Story

Star Group Hospitality began as a merger of Joylab and Kapura, two extraordinary communities of top-notch bars, pubs and restaurants dotted across Aotearoa New Zealand. We’ve all been hard at work for over 15 years creating great businesses and now we’ve decided we’re just better being together.  We are building a national hospitality business that is second to none.

Star Group Team

Andy Roberts

Chief Executive Officer

Andy's journey started in the legal realm before he found his calling at Barworks Hospitality Group in 2011. Beyond leading our team, Andy is deeply involved in the community, serving on the boards of the Auckland Blues, Auckland Rugby Union, and as a Trustee at the iconic Eden Park Stadium.

Andrew 'Will' Williams

Chief Operations Officer

Will played a pivotal role in co-founding Wellington Hospitality Group back in 2006, bringing a wealth of experience and a keen eye for innovation to our operations.

Kate Holtmeier

Chief Marketing Officer

Kate brings a wealth of corporate experience from diverse industries, all centered around crafting extraordinary customer experiences. Kate also serves on the Board of Swimming New Zealand and Drowning Prevention Auckland.

Jamie Williams

Chief Growth Officer

Jamie stands as a co-founder of Wellington Hospitality Group, bringing with him a wealth of experience since the group's inception in 2006.

Hannah Cairns

Chief People Officer

Hannah is a seasoned HR professional, bringing with her a wealth of generalist experience from diverse industries.Her curiosity about what drives people and her passion for understanding human behaviour have shaped her journey.Her vision for Star Group is to become the employer of choice within the hospitality industry.

Adrian Emmanuel

Chief Financial Officer

Adrian's experience in various industries, with senior finance roles at Vodafone, Lion, and Winstone Aggregates, offers Star Group fresh insights and effective leadership.
His strong commercial nous and passion for people position us for success in finance and throughout the Star network.