Set out below are biographies of our Senior Management team.
THE HONOURABLE HELEN A COONAN, BA, LLB
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.
Director of Burswood Limited (Crown Perth)
Director of Crown Melbourne Limited
Alan F Mcgregor, bcom, ca
Chief Financial Officer and Interim Company Secretary
Alan McGregor was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer of Crown with effect from 20 August 2020 and interim Company Secretary of Crown on 18 February 2020.
Mr McGregor has a strong casino background, having first joined Crown in April 2005 as General Manager Corporate Services at Crown Perth (formerly Burswood Entertainment Complex) and progressing to the role of Chief Financial Officer of Crown Perth in 2007.
Mr McGregor then moved to Melbourne in April 2013 to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer – Crown Melbourne, before taking the collective role of Chief Financial Officer – Australian Resorts which he held from August 2014 until his most recent appointment in August 2020.
Prior to joining Crown, Mr McGregor worked for SKYCITY Entertainment Group for seven years in various finance roles.
Mr McGregor is a Council Member of Crown College Institute of Higher Education, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
W Todd Nisbet, BSc
Executive Vice President - Strategy and Development
With over 30 years’ experience in the design, construction, and financing of integrated resorts, Mr Nisbet joined Crown in 2007 and is responsible for all project development at Crown.
Mr Nisbet has represented Crown as a Director on the board of Melco Crown Entertainment, Studio City International Holdings, and Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation and is licensed in numerous gaming jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Crown, Mr Nisbet was one of the original founding members of the Wynn Resorts management team holding the position of Executive Vice President – Project Director for Wynn Design and Development, a development subsidiary of Wynn. Serving this role with Wynn, he was responsible for all project development and construction operations in Las Vegas and Macau.
Prior to joining Wynn, Mr Nisbet was the Vice President of Operations for Marnell Corrao Associates at which time he was responsible for managing various aspects of the construction of some of Las Vegas’ most elaborate and industry-defining properties.