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John Poynton resigns as director of Crown and Chairman and director of Burswood Limited




Crown Resorts’ Perth-based director John Poynton has resigned as a director of Crown and Chairman and director of Burswood Limited.

Four directors, including CEO Ken Barton, have resigned since an inquiry in NSW found Crown was unsuitable to operate Sydney’s Barangaroo casino.

Crown’s Executive Chairman Helen Coonan said Mr Poynton agreed t step down after a recommendation form the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

“The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has advised Crown that it considers it appropriate that John step down as a director of all companies within the Crown group, due to a perceived lack of independence arising out of his past relationship with Mr James Packer and CPH, notwithstanding the recent…

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