Crown Resorts CEO Ken Barton quits after damning report

Mr Barton has stepped down as both of those CEO and running director, a business statement said.

Helen Coonan will turn into executive chairman on an interim basis until eventually a new CEO is found.

Mr Barton claimed he was “certainly certain the business enterprise is now on the suitable route as it operates to restore confidence in its operations”.

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

Ms Coonan reported Mr Barton had been at the company for additional than a ten years, and had “constantly set the pursuits of Crown 1st”.

“Assuming the job of Executive Chairman is a determination I have not taken flippantly but the Board feels it provides management stability and certainty at this significant time for the small business,” she reported.

“The Board is established to retain the momentum as Crown will take important steps to increase our governance, compliance and lifestyle.

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

The report from former Supreme Courtroom decide Commissioner Patricia Bergin was released final 7 days and appeared into the suitability of Crown to function a on line casino licence amid allegations of funds laundering.

The report identified that that in its existing variety Crown Sydney Gaming Pty Ltd – the licensee for the new casino – was not ideal to keep a licence.

It was also considered to be unsuitable to be a “close associate” of mother or father company Crown Resorts.