John Alexander

    John Alexander is the executive deputy chairman of Crown Resorts Limited and is also a director of a number of companies, including Seven West Media Limited, Crown Melbourne Limited, Burswood Limited, Aspers Holdings (Jersey) Limited and CrownBet Pty Limited. He will take the position of chairman of Crown Resorts from February 1, 2017. Mr Alexander was the executive chairman of Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (“CMH”) from 2007 to November 2012, when CMH was acquired by News Corporation. Prior to 2007, Mr Alexander was the chief executive officer and Mmanaging director of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (“PBL”) from 2004, the Chief Executive of ACP Magazines Limited from 1999 and PBL’s group media division comprising ACP Magazines Limited and the Nine Network from 2002. Before joining the PBL Group, Mr Alexander was the Editor-in-Chief, Publisher and Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Financial Review. Mr Alexander is a member of the Crown Investment Committee.

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