Zagame Corporation Chief Operating Officer Jackie Booth has announced that she is leaving the company after almost 20 years with the hotel group, including a decade at its helm.
Booth made the announcement late last week, with this Friday set to be her last day.
“[This] Friday will mark the end of my journey with the Zagame Corporation as we know it. It’s been such a great partnership. One of support, respect, growth and family.
“I have contributed whole heartedly to this exciting, passionate, demanding yet rewarding industry but I can honestly say I have received an abundance more! I am forever grateful.”
She continued: “This journey has given me the privilege of mentoring and being mentored by the most wonderful people, building a culture of connection whilst setting precedence for the industry. I look back with incredible pride and satisfaction.
“It’s given me the opportunity to attend awesome events and travel the world learning and creating memories that will stay with me forever! An amazing privilege that was deeply appreciated.
“It’s seen me managing situations and projects one would never dream of, each one of them playing their individual part in the creation of the next me.
“But most of all I’ve made some incredible connections on this 20+ year journey! I feel blessed and grateful and I know this has set me up to thrive in my next adventure.”
Zagame Corporation has formed a very large chunk of Booth’s career so far, having worked in various hospitality roles in the business since 1994. After some time away, she returned in 2003 full-time as a training manager, and worked her way up through the company, before becoming its COO in 2013.
In her time, Booth steered the company to major award wins for several of its venues, opened the Zagame’s House boutique hotel, launched the award-winning MPD Steak Kitchen brand, while operating half a dozen pubs throughout Melbourne and a casino in Vanuatu. Booth also steered the group through Melbourne’s extreme lockdowns, and oversaw the sale of the majority of the group’s venues last year.
Booth stated she will be taking the next four months off to be with her family, reflect and plan for the next stages of her career.