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Australia – Crown appoints Nigel Morrison to its board

By - 29 January 2021

Crown Resorts has appointed former Galaxy and Sky City executive, Nigel Morrison, to the Crown Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Morrison is a former Chief Executive of SkyCity Entertainment Group, with more than 20 years’ experience in the gaming industry throughout Australasia and Asia. Prior to being appointed to SkyCity, Mr, Morrison was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group. Mr Morrison also held positions as CEO of the Federal Group and Chief Operating Officer of Crown Melbourne Limited (formerly Crown Limited). Mr Morrison will join the Board of Crown immediately upon the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

In welcoming Mr Morrison to the Crown Board, Crown Chairman Helen Coonan said: “Nigel’s extensive experience in the Australian and New Zealand casino industries as Chief Executive Officer of SkyCity together with his senior leadership positions in other major casino companies in Australia and Macau will strengthen the Board in a constantly evolving operating environment. The Board welcomes Nigel’s contribution as we continue to implement our reform program and deliver on our other strategic objectives.”

Mr Morrison said he looked forward to joining Crown in the capacity as a Director at a time of significant
transformation and implementation of important reform at Crown.

“I’m excited to be joining Crown, one of the great homegrown public companies in Australia. Crown has a track record of investing in premium assets and delivering outstanding customer service with entertainment venues that rival the best in the world. I look forward to working with the Board to contribute to Crown’s ongoing success.”

Crown has been told that the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority will receive the final report of the Bergin Inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold the licence for Sydney’s Barangaroo casino on February 1 2021. The Authority’s board will then consider the report, which is expected to be publicly released within the next two weeks. Authority chair Philip Crawford said no date for the release of the report had been finally determined.

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