GGW Trailblazers

MAY 28, 2020 • 1:00 PM 

Cath Burns

Cath Burns
Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Aristocrat Technologies

Cath Burns is an experienced global senior executive with a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences.  She has a consistent track record of initiating and delivering high growth, performance improvement and organizational change for Gaming and technology companies worldwide.  She is currently Executive Vice President of Customer Experience at Aristocrat Technologies, headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Prior to Aristocrat, Cath has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership. Her portfolio includes positions as Senior Vice President at Scientific Games, Partner at Partis Solutions, CEO of TCSJOHNHUXLEY, and Vice President for Bally Technologies where she established the Company’s Asia Pacific head office in Macau.  Cath began her career at IBM Australia in account management and business development. From there she transitioned to Video Lottery Consultants as the General Manager, Australia and New Zealand and then Director of International Sales.  She also has experience working in Africa, South America and Europe.

Cath was born in Canada and graduated from Flinders University of South Australia with a BA in History & American Studies and from Central Connecticut State University with an MSc in International Studies.  She was honored with a “2008 Great Women of Gaming – Proven Leader” award and “Leader of the Year (Land Based) at the Women in Gaming Awards 2013. In 2009 and 2010, she was listed in the Top 50 Most Influential People in Asian Gaming.

Katie Lever

Katie Lever 
Chief Legal Counsel • GGW Board Member

Katie Lever has been Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel to some of the gaming industry’s most influential operators and suppliers. In these roles, she’s navigated cutting edge legal, risk management, and regulatory challenges during these organizations’ greatest formative times, found creative solutions to complex corporate and strategic requirements against unforgiving timelines, and collaborated across corporate functions and across the globe, while cementing the trust of her teams, colleagues and Boards. She was the first woman Executive Vice President during her tenure at Scientific Games and its acquired entities, Bally Technology and SFHL entertainment, as well as in her position at Global Cash Access.  Recently, in her roles as Chief Legal Officer at Drew Las Vegas and General Counsel & EVP at Baha Mar, she created the foundational structure for the legal, regulatory and compliance functions for these integrated resort destinations. She has brought together her experience in FinTech, corporate law, and risk management as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the GBank Financial Holdings Inc., one of the top-rated community banks in the country.



We are told not to ask a question that we don’t know the answer to, out of fear of the unknown answer. However, in that advice lies missed opportunity for discovery, growth and connection. Trailblazers | Power of Questions fosters the curiosity and courage to ask questions and the strength and vulnerability to answer them. 

Monthly, Global Gaming Women will host a 40-minute webinar and invite a compelling woman trailblazer to provide her unique perspective to ten questions. Eight of the questions are always the same and two are selected by viewers’ vote. Overtime, we will collect a rich oral history of our trailblazers’ original perspectives on their exceptional journeys.

Before we begin, consider a few of these questions yourself:

  • Who or what has most influenced your moral compass?
  • When did you truly leave your comfort zone and take a total gamble?
  • Looking back, what is the one piece of advice you would give to your younger self? 

Our guests will answers these questions and more during this revealing, informative and thought provoking web series.  

 Next up: 

Mary Beth Higgins
Chief Executive Officer • Affinity Gaming

Trailblazer MBH