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Crown Resorts appoints Nigel Morrison as non-executive director

Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of Nigel Morrison as a new non-executive director to the Crown Board.

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A former CEO of SkyCity Entertainment Group, Morrison is planned as a direct replacement for the outgoing John Horvath, who pledged to stand down from the board last year.

Morrison boasts more than 20 years of experience in the gaming industry throughout Australasia and Asia, with his appointment coming as part of a process of board renewal.

“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,” said Crown chairman Helen Coonan.

“The board welcomes Nigel’s contribution as we continue to implement our reform program and deliver on our other strategic objectives.”

Prior to his role with SkyCity, Morrison was the Group CFO of Galaxy Entertainment Group, having also held positions as CEO of the Federal Group and COO of Crown Melbourne Limited.

He is expected to join the Crown board immediately upon the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

Morrison commented: “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.”


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