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Crown director John Poynton resigns effective immediately



Crown director John Poynton has resigned in the wake of the Bergin report, which has claimed the jobs of five of the gaming giant’s board members.

Mr Poynton’s resignation is effective immediately and he is the last of James Packer’s direct representatives on the board.

Executive chairman Helen Coonan said the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) had advised for Mr Poynton to step down due to a “perceived lack of independence” arising out of his past relationship with Mr Packer and Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH).

Another Crown director has resigned effective immediately. (Joe Armao)

“As a result, John has agreed to resign in the best interests of Crown and our shareholders, despite no adverse findings by the Commissioner in the…

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