TCSJOHNHUXLEY announced today the appointment of Catherine ‘Cath’ Burns as Global Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st March 2012. Burns brings 20 years experience, holding senior positions in several worldwide gaming and technology companies. She comes to TCSJOHNHUXLEY from Bally Technologies Inc. in Macau where she has served as Vice President Asia Pacific since 2006.
A well-known and respected gaming professional, Burns was considered the ideal candidate for the role meeting all the Board’s criteria to further advance TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s lead position in the industry and accelerate the expansion and innovation of products and services globally.
At Bally, Burns established the Company’s Asia Pacific head office in Macau for both its Gaming and Systems business operations. An incisive leader with a talent for driving change and growing profits, she was responsible for expanding the Company’s business into new markets creating year-on-year growth with a multi-million dollar turnover. She forged excellent relations with distributors, suppliers and customers internationally as well as managing large-scale systems installation projects for Venetian Macau Resort and Casino, Galaxy Macau and Starworld Casino’s, The Grand Lisboa, Casino Lisboa and Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Burns is also credited with achieving the company’s re-entry into the Australia and New Zealand gaming markets. She was honoured with a “2008 Great Women of Gaming – Proven Leader” award.
Bertil Knutsson, Chairman comments, “We are very pleased Cath Burns will be leading our TCSJOHNHUXLEY business. We considered many talented and qualified individuals but Cath was the stand-out candidate and we are confident her proven track record and formidable results provide the right experience, talent and energy to develop and drive the business forward.”
Commenting on her appointment, Cath Burns said, “I am delighted to join the Company at this exciting time and look forward to taking the business forward in the next stage of its development. TCSJOHNHUXLEY is a global brand with an established and strong heritage, a great portfolio of innovative products and a talented and strong team of industry professionals. My aim is to build on this and maximise all opportunities for long term growth and profitability.’