About us

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.

Jane Halton AO PSM, BA (Hons) Psychology, FIML, FIPAA, Hon. FAAHMS, Hon. DLitt (UNSW)

Interim Chairman

Jane Halton was appointed as Interim Chairman on 27 August 2021.

Ms 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, Director of Naval Group Australia, 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:
- Director of Crown Melbourne Limited
- Director 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

Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO PhD (Melbourne), FAA, FTSE, FAICD

Chairman-Elect

The Board announced the appointment of Dr Ziggy Switkowski as Crown Resorts' new Chairman on 26 August 2021 (subject to regulatory approval). Dr Switkowski will formally commence as Chairman following receipt of regulatory approval. 

Dr Switkowski is currently Chancellor of RMIT University and Chairman of NBN Co. Dr Switkowski is a former Chairman of Suncorp Group, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and of Opera Australia. He has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of Tabcorp Holdings, Healthscope, Oil Search, Lynas and Amcor. 

Dr Switkowski has held positions as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Telstra Corporation Limited and Optus Communications Ltd.

Dr Switkowski is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014, Dr Switkowski was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to tertiary education administration, scientific organisations and the telecommunications sector, to business, and to the arts.


Directorships of other Australian listed companies in the past three years:
- Tabcorp Limited from 2006 to February 2019
- Healthscope from March 2018 to June 2019

Nigel Morrison B. Com, FCPA

Non-executive Director

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 & 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 Australian Institute of Directors.


Board and Board Committee memberships:
- Chair 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

Bruce Carter B Econ. MBA, FAICD, FICA

Non-executive Director

Bruce Carter was appointed to the Crown Resorts Board on 25 August 2021.

Mr Carter is an experienced company director and corporate advisor, having worked across a broad range of industries in both the public and private sectors over the past 40 years. Mr Carter is currently chair of the Australian Submarine Corporation and Aventus Capital, and holds directorships with the Bank of Queensland and AIG Australia.

Mr Carter was previously deputy chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group, where he oversaw the expansion development at SkyCity Adelaide. Mr Carter was a director of Connecticut based global railroad operator Genesee and Wyoming Inc until its takeover by Brookfield.

During Mr Carter’s Executive career, he co-founded Ferrier Hodgson in Adelaide, and was previously at Ernst & Young for 14 years, working in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Hong Kong.

Mr Carter has also been involved in a number of government reviews and economic advisory bodies at a state and federal level.


Board and Board Committee memberships:
- Chair of Burswood Limited
- Director of Crown Melbourne Limited
- Member of the Responsible Gaming Committee
- Member of Risk Management Committee
- Member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee

Steve McCann LLB, BEc

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Crown Resorts Limited - Elect

Chief Executive Officer and Director Crown Melbourne Limited

Steve McCann was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Resorts Limited on 1 June 2021 (subject to regulatory approval). Mr McCann will formally commence as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer following receipt of regulatory approval. Mr McCann was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Crown Melbourne Limited on 20 August 2021. 

Mr McCann is a highly regarded and experienced business leader with over 25 years of executive experience. 

Mr McCann was previously the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Lendlease from December 2008 to May 2021.

Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer at Lendlease, Mr McCann held the positions of Group Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer for Lendlease’s Investment Management business. Lendlease is a leading international property development, investments and construction business with over 10,000 employees and is listed on the ASX with a market capitalisation of A$9b.

Prior to joining Lendlease, Mr McCann had 15 years’ experience in property, funds management, investment banking and capital markets transactions gained through senior leadership roles at ABN AMRO and as Head of Property at Bankers Trust. Previous roles included four years as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Freehills and four years in taxation accounting.

Mr McCann is a member of the Business Council of Australia and while at Lendlease was a strong advocate in the Property Council of Australia’s Champions of Change Coalition. In 2013, Mr McCann was announced as the Property Person of the Year by the Urban Taskforce Australia.


Directorships of other Australian listed companies in the past three years:
- Lendlease Corporation Limited from March 2009 to May 2021