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Wynn Resorts names Aristocrat’s Cameron-Doe as new CFO


Wynn Resorts has announced the appointment of Julie Cameron-Doe of Aristocrat Leisure as its new chief financial officer.

Cameron-Doe will succeed Craig Billings, who was last month revealed as Wynn Resorts’ new chief executive, following confirmation that Matt Maddox would step down from the role early next year.

Cameron-Doe will assume the role of CFO with effect from the second quarter of 2022, after completing her notice period with current employer Aristocrat Leisure, where she has been CFO since January 2018.

She also served as group general manager for finance at Aristocrat, prior to which she had a spell as general manager for planning and finance at the business.

Before joining Aristocrat in August of 2013, Cameron-Doe spent time as finance director for Healthcare Australia, HotelClub and ebookers.

Cameron-Doe was also head of global finance for International Masters Publishers and spent time in a number of roles with The Walt Disney Company and KPMG.

“To me, Wynn Resorts represents the gold standard in resort companies,” Cameron-Doe said. “The opportunity to work alongside Craig and the team, building on their legacy of excellence, is incredibly exciting. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth and future development.”

Billings added: “Julie is a proven leader and is a sitting public company CFO. Coming from the gaming industry, she understands many aspects of our business and she has diverse international experience.

“She is the clear choice for this position and her appointment rounds out our senior executive team. We are indeed fortunate to have her join us next year.”

Commenting on her departure from Aristocrat, its chief executive and managing director, Trevor Croker, said: “Julie has been an exceptional partner to me and the leadership group over the past four years, as Aristocrat’s scale, diversity, resilience and cultural growth has accelerated.”

“I regret but fully respect Julie’s decision to seek a new opportunity at this time, for personal and family reasons, after many successful years with Aristocrat. I look forward to working through a smooth transition process with Julie in the coming months, and to providing an update on Julie’s successor in due course.”

The appointment comes after it was last month confirmed that Wynn Resorts and Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I cancelled a deal that would have seen the Wynn Interactive subsidiary spin off, merge with Austerlitz and go public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Billings said Wynn made the decision as it pursued a new strategy for its online WynnBet brand. This strategy, it said, would involve lower marketing spend, and so did not align with the capital-intensive approach that the merger would have offered.