Almost three years after taking the position as the NSW Liberal Party President, Chris Downy has now resigned. Downy will now be taking a position as a senior executive within the Star, located on Pyrmont in Sydney, Australia. Having formerly been the NSW minister of sport and racing, Downy gave his letter of resignation on this week.
Downy will now take on the role as the General Manager at the casino. This position may also include Downy having to lobby the NSW government. The position will be simply a title for Downy for the next few months while he becomes familiar with the new role within the company.
As a lobbyist for the gambling, Downy has experienced a long history in the industry, having held positions with several groups including the Australian Wagering Council as well as the Australasian Casino Association. With Downy’s resignation, he becomes the second official of the NSW to leave for a similar position. Rod Bruce was the last member to leave, moving from the Chief of Staff for Andrew Stoner, to working for Echo Entertainment.
It was reported that Downy told the party he wouldn’t be seeking to continue his position as the NSW Liberal Party President back in October, during the annual meeting of the group. It is believed that Trent Zimmerman, the current vice president of the party, has the most potential to take the position as president of the group.