Set out below are biographies of our Senior Management team.
Kenneth M Barton, BEC, CA, F FIN
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Ken Barton was appointed as Crown’s Chief Executive Officer on 24 January 2020 and Managing Director on 3 March 2020.
Mr Barton commenced his career with Crown as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2010. In February 2017, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Crown Digital, a role he fulfilled concurrently with his Chief Financial Officer responsibilities. Mr Barton sits on the Crown Resorts Foundation Board.
Prior to joining Crown, Mr Barton held positions at Arthur Andersen and Pioneer International, before fulfilling the role of Chief Financial Officer of Boral Limited for seven years.
Mr Barton holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney, is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He also joined the Male Champions of Change program in 2017.
Board and Board Committee memberships:
Director of Crown Melbourne Limited
Director of Crown Sydney Gaming Pty Ltd
Director of Burswood Limited (Crown Perth)
Member of the Investment Committee
Barry J Felstead
Chief Executive Officer - Australian Resorts
Barry Felstead has been Chief Executive Officer - Australian Resorts since August 2013. Mr Felstead sits on the Crown Melbourne Limited and Burswood Limited (Crown Perth) Boards.
Prior to August 2013, Mr Felstead was Chief Executive Officer of Crown Perth (formerly Burswood Entertainment Complex) since March 2007, after holding the position of Chief Operating Officer - Gaming of Crown Perth from 2005. Mr Felstead has held multiple management positions at Crown Melbourne.
Mr Felstead is Chairman of FutureNow, a Board member of Burswood Park Board, Alumni of Celebrate WA and a Board Member of Australasian Gaming Council (AGC).
Alan F Mcgregor, bcom, ca
Chief Financial Officer
Alan McGregor was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer of Crown with effect from 20 August 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.
MARY MANOS llb (hons), BCOM, gaicd
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Mary Manos is Crown’s General Counsel and Company Secretary. Ms Manos is also Secretary of Crown Melbourne Limited, Crown Sydney Gaming Pty Ltd, Burswood Limited and Crown Resorts Foundation Limited.
Ms Manos was formerly Senior Legal Counsel for Crown and joint Company Secretary. Ms Manos was appointed joint Company Secretary in April 2008.
Prior to joining Crown, Ms Manos was a Senior Associate in a Melbourne law firm, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.
Ms Manos holds Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Melbourne.
She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.