Crown Resorts CEO resigns

Helen Coonan has assumed the role of executive chairman on an interim basis.
Helen Coonan has assumed the role of executive chairman on an interim basis.

Crown Resorts CEO and managing director Ken Barton has stepped down. following the ILGA’s enquiry into the company’s fitness.

Australia.- Crown Resorts CEO Ken Barton has finally followed board members Guy Jalland, Michael Johnston and Andrew Demetriou in leaving the company as it makes changes in a bid to keep its casino licence for its new venue in Sydney.

In her report following the New South Wales ILGA’s inquiry into Crown, Commissioner Patricia Bergin wrote that Barton had shown he was not up to the job.

Helen Coonan, the chair of Crown’s board, has assumed the role of executive chairman on an interim basis.

Meanwhile, the Board of Directors has begun searching for a new CEO, who will have to be approved by the NSW regulator and the Victoria regulator as suitable close associates for a casino licence holder.

Coonan said in a statement that the board was “working closely with the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and regulators in Victoria and Western Australia.”

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