Helen Coonan and James Packer (Images: AAP)

Do politicians make good public company chairs?

We’ll find out after 10am tomorrow when former Howard government Helen Coonan chairs her first Crown Resorts annual general meeting (AGM) since taking over as the “independent” chair in January following a coup against James Packer’s hand-picked executive chairman John Alexander.

Alexander clearly had to go, and will exit the board tomorrow after being paid almost $100 million by various Packer-controlled organisations since 1998.