Crown Resorts Limited announced today the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, Bruce Carter, to the Crown Board, subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.
Bruce Carter is an experienced company director and corporate advisor, having worked across a broad range of industries in both the public and private sectors over the past 40 years.
Mr Carter is currently chair of the Australian Submarine Corporation and Aventus Capital, and holds directorships with the Bank of Queensland and AIG Australia. Mr Carter was previously deputy chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group, where he oversaw the expansion development at SkyCity Adelaide. Mr Carter was a director of Connecticut based global railroad operator Genesee and Wyoming Inc until its takeover by Brookfield. During Mr Carter’s Executive career, he co-founded Ferrier Hodgson in Adelaide, and was previously at Ernst & Young for 14 years, working in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Hong Kong. Mr Carter has also been involved in a number of government reviews and economic advisory bodies at a state and federal level.
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 calibre 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 wideranging 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 organisation.”