Trevor Croker new Aristocrat CEO in 2017

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd’s CEO and managing director Jamie Odell will be departing the business in 2017, says the Australian gaming supplier.

According to the company’s filing to the Australian Stock Exchange, Trevor Croker has been appointed as the CEO elect, (subject to regulator pre-approvals) and will assume the new position on March 1, 2017.

Mr. Croker will also be relocating to the U.S. in the new year to take up the role, “in recognition of the fact that North America generates Aristocrat’s largest revenues and offers the business its most significant strategic opportunities,” according to the company.

“The board is delighted to name Trevor Croker CEO (Elect) of Aristocrat…. Trevor’s outstanding personal qualities and leadership impact, combined with his strategic capability and deep understanding of Aristocrat’s business and potential underpinned the Board’s decision. Trevor is the right person to build on Jamie Odell’s extraordinary legacy, sustain the business’s performance and lead forward to its next stage of growth.” said Aristocrat’s chairman of the board Dr Ian Blackburne.