Former SkyCity director Bruce Carter jumps ship to Crown

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Crown Resorts has named former SkyCity Entertainment Group Deputy Chair Bruce Carter as the latest addition to its new-look Board of Directors.

The appointment of Carter, pending regulatory approval, comes just three weeks after he stepped down from his 11-year tenure on the SkyCity Board, where he had most recently overseen the AU$330 million expansion of SkyCity Adelaide, completed late last year.

It also sees him follow in the footsteps of former SkyCity CEO Nigel Morrison, who was officially appointed to the Crown board last week.

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, said Crowns Executive Chairman, Helen Coonan.

Attracting someone of Bruces calibre to the Board is an endorsement of our strategy, ambition and commitment to reform.

Bruces appointment will enhance our governance as we continue to implement our ambitions reform program. I am determined to maintain the pace of change right across the business and remain committed to further board renewal.

The appointment of both Carter and Morrison follows the departure of five former Crown directorsin response torecommendations contained within the Bergin Report, releasedin February, and a finding by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) thatCrown was unsuitable to hold a state casino license. Guy Jalland, Michael Johnston, Andrew Demetriou, Harold Mitchell and John Poynton, plusCEO Ken BartonandGeneral Counsel Mary Manos, have all stepped down since the Bergin Report was made public.