Chris Downy, who was named president of the New South Wales Liberal Party in 2012, has resigned to take a casino job.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the longtime gaming industry supporter, lobbyist and former NSW minister of sport and racing will become general manager of the Star Casino in Sydney.
Downy previously held positions the Australian Wagering Council and the Australasian Casino Association. He is the second official of the NSW to leave for a position in the industry, reports the Herald. Rod Bruce resigned as chief of staff for former NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner to work for Echo Entertainment.
It is widely believed that Downy will be succeeded by Trent Zimmerman, the current vice president of the party.