Crown Resorts CEO Ken Barton quits immediately after damning report

Mr Barton has stepped down as both CEO and managing director, a enterprise assertion explained.

Helen Coonan will develop into executive chairman on an interim basis right up until a new CEO is identified.

Mr Barton explained he was “definitely particular the company is now on the proper route as it functions to restore self-assurance in its operations”.

Crown Resorts CEO Ken Barton has resigned.
Crown Resorts CEO Ken Barton has resigned. (Eamon Gallagher)

Ms Coonan mentioned Mr Barton had been at the business for a lot more than a decade, and had “normally place the passions of Crown first”.

“Assuming the position of Executive Chairman is a determination I have not taken evenly but the Board feels it offers management security and certainty at this crucial time for the business enterprise,” she reported.

“The Board is determined to preserve the momentum as Crown normally takes considerable ways to make improvements to our governance, compliance and culture.

“Operating intently with the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and regulators in Victoria and Western Australia, I will continue on to guide on implementation of Crown’s formidable reform plan.”

The report from previous Supreme Court judge Commissioner Patricia Bergin was introduced previous 7 days and looked into the suitability of Crown to work a on line casino licence amid allegations of cash laundering.

The report uncovered that that in its latest form Crown Sydney Gaming Pty Ltd – the licensee for the new casino – was not suited to hold a licence.

It was also deemed to be unsuitable to be a “shut associate” of dad or mum organization Crown Resorts.