Former deputy chair of SkyCity joins Crown Resorts board

Australia-listed Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of a new executive director, Bruce Carter, to the Crown board, subject to regulatory approvals. 

Bruce is the chair of the Australian Submarine Corporation and Aventus Capital, and holds directorships with the Bank of Queensland and AIG Australia. 

He was previously the deputy chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group, where he oversaw expansion at SkyCity Adelaide. 

In welcoming Mr Carter to the Board, Crown’s Executive Chairman, Helen Coonan, said: “Bruce brings to the Crown Board the ideal blend of commercial, governance, and gaming sector expertise and is respected across Australia for his contribution to corporate and government roles.

Attracting someone of Bruce’s caliber to the Board is an endorsement of our strategy, ambition, and commitment to reform. With a track record of building stronger businesses and extensive experience in advisory and board roles, Bruce’s appointment will enhance our governance as we work to implement our ambitious reform program. I am determined to maintain the pace of change right across the business and remain committed to further Board renewal.”

Mr. Carter said he looked forward to joining the Board at a time when Crown was undertaking such an important organisation-wide transformation.

“For many years, I have appreciated the global recognition Crown enjoys for its world-class assets and premium customer service. Helen has marked out an ambitious timetable to complete tough and wide-ranging reforms as the Board moves to embed the highest standards of governance. I am excited to be a part of it and look forward to contributing as the Board drives the important changes required to make Crown a better organization.”

Update on Board of Directors (Release)