BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Set out below are biographies of each of our Board members. The Board has adopted a formal Board Charter, which details the functions and responsibilities of the Board.
 

THE HONOURABLE HELEN A COONAN, BA, LLB

Executive Chairman

The Honourable Helen Coonan is the Executive Chairman of Crown having been appointed Chairman in January 2020 and Executive Chairman in February 2021.
 
Ms Coonan has had an extensive professional career in leadership positions that spans service to the Australian Parliament as Senator for New South Wales from 1996 to 2011, practise of the law and experience as a company director and adviser in a number of corporate roles.

Ms Coonan holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Sydney. Prior to entering Parliament, she worked as a lawyer including as principal of her own legal firm, as a partner in law firm Gadens, as a commercial Barrister in Australia and as an Attorney in New York.

In Parliament, Ms Coonan served as the Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. She was appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and was shareholder Minister for Telstra Corporation and Australia Post. She also served as the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer and had portfolio oversight of the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. She is the recipient of a Centenary Medal for service to the Australian Parliament.

Ms Coonan is Chair of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee, Supervised Investments Australia Limited and GRACosway (a subsidiary of the Clemenger Group).  She is also a member of the J.P Morgan Advisory Council.

Ms Coonan is Chair of the Crown Resorts Foundation.

Board and Board Committee memberships:
  • Director of Burswood Limited (Crown Perth)
  • Director of Crown Melbourne Limited
  • Director of Crown Sydney Gaming Pty Ltd
  • Member of the Responsible Gaming Committee
  • Member of the Risk Management Committee
  • Member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee


Jane Halton AO PSM, BA (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY, FIML, FIPAA, NAM, Hon. FAAHMS, Hon. FACHSE, Hon. DLitt (UNSW)

Non-executive Director

Jane Halton’s 33 year career in the public service includes the positions of Secretary of the Australian Department of Finance, Secretary of the Australian Department of Health, Secretary for the Department of Health and Ageing and Executive Co-ordinator (Deputy Secretary) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Ms Halton is a current Director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, is the current Chair of Vault Systems and Council on the Ageing Australia and is the Chair and a Director of Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Norway).

Ms Halton’s other roles include Director of Clayton Utz, Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Chair of Generics Biosimilar Medicines Association Advisory Board, Adjunct Professor of the University of Sydney and the University of Canberra and Council Member of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Ms Halton brings to the Board extensive experience in finance, risk management, information technology, human resources and public policy. 

Board and Board Committee memberships:

  • Chair of Crown Sydney Gaming Pty Ltd
  • Chair of the Risk Management Committee        
  • Member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member of the People, Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Responsible Gaming Committee
  • Member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee

Antonia Korsanos, BEC, CA, GAICD

Non-executive Director

Antonia Korsanos was the Chief Financial Officer (2009 to 2018) and Company Secretary (2011 to 2018) of Aristocrat Leisure Limited.  She has over 25 years’ experience in financial and general management at companies including Kellogg’s Australia and New Zealand, Goodman Fielder Limited and Coopers & Lybrand in Sydney.

Mrs Korsanos brings to the Board extensive experience in the gaming industry and experience in the areas of technology, finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and financial and regulatory compliance.

Mrs Korsanos has a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting & Finance) from Macquarie University, is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).  Mrs Korsanos is also a Member of Chief Executive Women and Non-executive Director of Treasury Wine Estates Limited and former Non-executive Director of Ardent Leisure Group Limited and Webjet Limited.

Board and Board Committee memberships:
  • Chair of Crown Melbourne Limited
  • Chair of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Chair of the People, Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Responsible Gaming Committee
  • Member of the Risk Management Committee
  • Member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee
     

nigel morrison B. COM, FCPA

Non-executive Director

Nigel Morrison was appointed to the Crown Resorts Board on 31 March 2021.

Mr Morrison has had an extensive career in the casino industry from 1993 to 2016. From 2008 to 2016, Mr Morrison was the Managing Director and Chief Executive of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited, listed on both the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges, which owned and operated the Auckland casino in New Zealand and the Adelaide and Darwin casinos in Australia.

Prior to joining SkyCity, Mr Morrison served as Group Chief Financial Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited in Hong Kong, Chief Executive of The Federal Group in Tasmania and as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Crown Limited in Melbourne.

Mr Morrison was a Corporate Advisory Partner, of Ernst and Young in Melbourne prior to his career in the casino industry.  During that time, Mr Morrison played a key role in the formation of the Crown consortium and its successful bid to win the Melbourne casino licence. Upon winning the licence Mr Morrison was invited to join Crown Limited as one of its first employees in 1993.

Mr Morrison holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Program, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate of the Securities Institute of Australia. Mr Morrison was formerly an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, an Associate of the Institute of Arbitrators in Australia and formerly a Fellow of the Institute of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Board and Board Committee memberships:
  • Director of Crown Melbourne Limited
  • Member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member of the People, Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Responsible Gaming Committee
  • Member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee