James Packer resigns as director of Crown ResortsAnne Davies, The Guardian · March 20, 2018 at 9:35 pmBillionaire James Packer has stepped down as director of his casino empire, Crown Resorts citing mental health reasons. A spokesman for Packer’s private investment vehicle, Consolidated Press Holdings, said he had resigned from the board of Crown Resorts for personal reasons. “Mr Packer is suffering from mental health issues. At this time he intends to step back from all commitments,” the spokesman said. Packer had only recently returned to the board in August last year after previously stepping down to focus on international interests. He is believed to be in the United States where he is receiving help for depression and anxiety.