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.
Mr McCann holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
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.
Steven J Blackburn BA (HON), JD/LLB
Group Chief Compliance and Financial Crime Officer
Appointed Crown Resorts’ Group Chief Compliance and Financial Crime Officer on 1 March 2021, Steven Blackburn is responsible for Compliance, Responsible Gaming, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption at Crown Resorts.
With over 17 years’ experience gained both overseas and in Australia working in senior executive Risk Management, Compliance and Financial Crime roles, Mr Blackburn has deep knowledge of and experience with risk management and compliance in heavily regulated environments across different sectors, including financial services and gaming.
Mr Blackburn has chaired and been a speaker at numerous conferences internationally and has represented employers and the financial services industry before senior government committees.
Mr Blackburn was previously National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Chief Financial Crime Risk Officer and was responsible for NAB’s financial crime program content and design and oversight of enterprise-wide implementation, including oversight of Financial Crime control activity and compliance with economic sanctions across NAB’s global operations.
Prior to NAB, Mr Blackburn was the Global Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Mr Blackburn is a qualified lawyer, having been Managing Counsel at CIBC and practicing corporate/commercial law at Torys LLP in Toronto for several years prior to joining CIBC.
Mr Blackburn is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
Mr Blackburn is a board director of the Canada Australia Chamber of Commerce.
Lonnie Bossi BCom, CA
Chief Executive Officer – Crown Perth
With over 25 years’ experience in casinos and gaming, Lonnie Bossi was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Crown Perth in December 2020. Prior to this, Mr Bossi was Chief Operating Officer of Crown Perth from September 2011 to December 2020, where he was responsible for the strategy and planning of Crown Resorts in Perth.
He started his gaming career at Crown Casino in Melbourne in March 1994, holding various positions in compliance, finance, marketing and gaming. He was appointed Executive General Manager of Gaming Marketing, Finance and Strategy in June 2003.
Mr Bossi was later named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Gaming Strategy in August 2006, working internationally with teams from Australia, Macau, Canada and the United States in the development of marketing strategies, business improvement initiatives, master-planning and capital expenditure enhancements for the respective businesses.
Mr Bossi has presented at both industry and non-industry conferences on marketing, systems and business strategy and was involved with numerous advisory panels while in the US for international gaming, technology and analytics based organisations.
He is currently a member of the Burswood Park Board, Problem Gambling Support Services Committee, and the Gaming Community Trust. Mr Bossi holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Melbourne.
Chief Executive Officer – Crown Sydney
With over 25 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industry across Australia, Peter Crinis is one of Australia’s senior business leaders in the travel and tourism sector.
In his current role as Chief Executive Officer for Crown Sydney & Crown Hotels nationally, Mr Crinis is responsible for some of the largest pieces of tourism infrastructure in Australia.
Having risen from the role of Rooms Division Manager of Crown Towers Melbourne, Mr Crinis oversees a team of more than 2,000 employees across Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, who support the seamless management of 3,135 luxury accommodation rooms across 7 hotels and the newly-opened Crown Sydney Resort. He also manages stakeholder interests at Crown’s impressive stable of over 25 international and luxury brands.
Under Mr Crinis’ stewardship, Crown Towers Melbourne & Crown Towers Perth have both achieved the coveted Forbes 5 Star rating over consecutive years and are regarded as setting the benchmark in excellence in luxury accommodation in Australia.
In 2014, Mr Crinis received the Tourism Accommodation Australia (Victoria) ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ award. A long-standing board member of Tourism Accommodation Australia, Mr Crinis also currently sits on the board for Visit Victoria and the Children’s Cancer Foundation and is a Million Dollar Lunch committee member.
Betty Ivanoff, LLB
Group General Counsel
Betty joined Crown Resorts as Group General Counsel in June 2021 and is corporate lawyer and executive with over 20 years’ experience in ASX listed companies and international organisations.
Previously, Ms Ivanoff was Group Director – Legal & Corporate Affairs for Coca-Cola Amatil Limited from 2016, leading the legal, governance and corporate affairs teams until the takeover by scheme of the company which was completed in May 2021.
Ms Ivanoff was also the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for GrainCorp Limited from 2008 to 2016 and built the first legal and compliance team for the company, leading them through a period of vast growth and diversity, spanning many geographies.
Ms Ivanoff previously held corporate counsel positions with companies including CSR Limited, Walter Constructions and Sinclair Knight Merz.
Ms Ivanoff is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA), an ExCo member of the GC100 - Australian Corporate Counsel (ACC) and was previously a board director of Women’s Community Shelters.